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Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 18:01
Kyodo: US base on Japan's Okinawa confirms 36 new cases
By Reuters
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 18:01 By Reuters

This October 2015, aerial file photo shows US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Japanese defense minister said on July 14, 2010 that officials have discovered "a number of problems” with the US military's coronavirus measures for its service members stationed in Japan after about 100 Marines have tested positive for the virus in a massive outbreak at multiple bases in Okinawa. Most of cases are at the air station. (KAZUHIKO YAMASHITA / KYODO NEWS VIA AP)

Authorities have confirmed 36 more coronavirus infections at Camp Hansen on Japan’s Okinawa, taking to 136 the tally at US military bases on the island, Kyodo News said on Wednesday.

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The outbreak emerged at the weekend, provoking the anger of the prefecture’s governor, who has called into question the US military’s virus prevention measures.

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