Covid-19 focus infection detected at US bases in Okinawa

Cluster foci of COVID-19 infection occurred at us military bases located in the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, the local newspaper “Ryukyu Simpo” reported.

According to the publication, 60 cases of infection with a new coronavirus infection have been detected at the US bases in Okinawa to date, of which only 38 people have been found at the Futenma base.

The newspaper notes that in June and July, crowded barbecue parties were held in the Central part of the Prefecture with the participation of a large number of American military and residents.

On Friday, the US military command resumed restrictions on movement for military personnel and employees of US bases in Japan due to an increase in diseases at the headquarters. They are again prohibited from using public transport, and restrictions on visiting restaurants and cafes have been introduced. To date, COVID-19 infections have been detected at four US bases in Japan.