Live music scene may be spreading virus in Osaka
NHK -- Mar 06
The live music scene in Osaka seems to be spreading the new coronavirus.

Osaka Prefectural officials suspect a mass infection with the virus may have occurred at a second live music venue in the region.

This is in addition to a different mass infection at a club in the prefecture that is already suspected.

The officials announced on Wednesday that nine more men and women, from their 30s to 70s, in the prefecture have been confirmed to have the virus. They say none of them are in serious condition.

The officials say three of them attended concerts at a club in the prefecture last month where the first mass infection is suspected.

A total of 15 people who attended the concerts last month were confirmed infected as of Wednesday, with cases reported in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Kumamoto Prefecture.

One of the people, a newly confirmed infected man in his 30s, also attended two concerts at yet a different venue in Osaka last month.

Officials say a total of four people confirmed infected had attended one or more of three concerts held at the club.

The concerts were attended by a total of about 170 to 180 people.

Prefectural officials are calling on those people to contact consultation centers.

新型コロナウイルスの感染が相次いでいる大阪のライブハウスを訪れて感染した30代の男性が先月19日に別のライブにも参加していたことが新たに分かりました。  大阪府は4日、新たに30代から70代の男女9人が新型コロナウイルスに感染したと発表しました。そのうち3人は、感染者が相次いでいる大阪市都島区のライブハウスを訪れていました。このうち30代の男性は、先月19日に大阪市北区の別のライブハウスも訪れていたことが新たに分かりました。また、60代の女性は都島区のライブハウスを訪れた友人と食事をした翌日、先月23日に北区のライブハウスを訪れていたことも分かっています。
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