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Coronavirus-infected Japanese princess discharged from hospital

Route of infection remains unknown; member of palace staff also catches virus

Princess Yoko, 38, the first member of the imperial family infected by COVID, had moderate pneumonia but was discharged on Feb. 16 after a week at a Tokyo hospital.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese princess who was infected with the new coronavirus was discharged Wednesday after a week at a Tokyo hospital, the Imperial Household Agency said.

Princess Yoko, 38, the first royal member infected by the virus, had been diagnosed with moderate pneumonia, after complaining of fever and a sore throat.

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