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Three Japanese evacuees from Wuhan test positive for coronavirus

No symptoms found in 2, marking the first asymptomatic cases in Japan

Ambulances leave Haneda Airport after a chartered plane carrying Japanese evacuees from Wuhan arrived on Jan. 29.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Three Japanese evacuees who returned home from Wuhan on a government-chartered flight have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Thursday.

One of the patients, a male in his 50s, was hospitalized after complaining of symptoms upon entering Japan.

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