Bodyguard of Japan's defense chief infected with coronavirus

Kyodo -- Jul 29
A bodyguard of Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but Kono himself is negative, police and the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

The bodyguard, who belongs to the Metropolitan Police Department, developed a fever earlier Tuesday and was confirmed positive in a polymerase chain reaction test, with infection routes unknown, the police said.

Kono tested negative in a PCR test the same day. He will be on duty on Wednesday and thereafter as scheduled, according to the ministry.

- Kyodo