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Japan Confirms First Case of Omicron as Nation Bans New Entry

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Omicron: What We Know, What We Don't Know

Japan confirmed its first case of omicron variant as the nation closed its borders to new foreign entrants and introduced strict quarantine for its own citizens on arrival from countries where the variant has been found. 

A man who returned to Japan from Namibia on Sunday was confirmed to have been infected with the omicron variant of the coronavius, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters on Tuesday. The man arrived at the Narita International Airport outside of Tokyo, he said. There are no other reports of suspected cases, Matsuno said.