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Japan Requires Close Contacts To Be Quarantined In Quarantine Facilities For 14 Days

In order to strictly block the Omicron mutant strain, Japan will require close contacts not to be quarantined at home, but to be quarantined in quarantine facilities for 14 days, and the current "country lockdown" measures will be extended. In addition, the inventory of "Abe masks" distributed during the Abe regime will be discarded within this year. According to Japanese media reports, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at a press conference held on the evening of the 21st that, regarding close contacts of the confirmed Omicron patients, "will ask not to be isolated at home, but to be quarantined in facilities prepared for quarantine for 14 days. ". At present, most of the close contacts of Omicron in Japan choose to quarantine at home. Kishida Fumio said that all newly diagnosed patients will be genetically sequenced to investigate whether they are Omicron, "through early and thorough detection, and strengthen anti-blocking measures." As of December 21, a total of 85 people had been diagnosed with Omicron in Japan, and as of 0:00 on the 21st, there were more than 4,000 close contacts with 4,284 people. The Japanese government believes that the current Omicron cases are people who have returned from overseas or their close contacts. Therefore, it does not believe that Japan has a community infection of Omicron.
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