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Coronavirus

Tokyo girl suspected as first local case of UK coronavirus strain

Child had no known contact with overseas travelers

Commuters in masks cross a Tokyo street: the Japanese capital is in the midst of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kai Fujii)

TOKYO -- The new coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. has been found in a Tokyo girl with no travel history and no known contact with overseas travelers, the Japanese health ministry announced Friday.

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