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Japanese driver of Chinese tourist bus contracts coronavirus

Man developed symptoms while ferrying Wuhan groups from Osaka to Tokyo

Chinese tourists board a bus after shopping in Tokyo's Akihabara district on Jan. 27. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- Japan's health ministry announced on Tuesday that a bus driver in Japan who had not visited the Chinese city of Wuhan has contracted the new coronavirus.

The Japanese man in his 60s, a resident of Nara Prefecture, is believed to be the first case of the virus in Japan not linked to recent travel to China.

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