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Japan's agricultural minister tests positive for COVID-19

Tetsuro Nomura, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's minister of agriculture Tetsuro Nomura tested positive for the coronavirus, his ministry said Friday, a day before he had planned to get a fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Nomura, who assumed the post on Wednesday in a Cabinet reshuffle, has no symptoms and will isolate and work from home for a week, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries added.

    Health authorities are now working to identify close contacts, the ministry said.

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