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Japan confirms 4th case of new coronavirus infection

Chinese tourists wear masks in Tokyo on Jan. 26, 2020, amid the spread of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus originating in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- On Sunday, Japan's health ministry said a fourth case of the virus has been confirmed in the country.

The patient is a man in his 40s who arrived in Japan on Wednesday as a tourist from Wuhan, the ministry said, adding he is in a stable condition.

The man is said to have had no symptoms at the time of arrival, but developed a fever on Thursday and went to see a doctor the following day in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, according to the ministry.

The man was hospitalized in the prefecture and later tested positive for the virus, it said, adding he is said to have worn a mask while traveling.

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