TOKYO (TR) – The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has revealed that two more staff members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after a farewell party held last month, reports TBS News (April 22).
The two additional positive tests brings the total to 29, the ministry said on Thursday.
“It can be called a cluster,” the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said previously.
On March 24, a total of 23 staff members from a ministry health and welfare bureau for the elderly gathered at an izakaya restaurant in Ginza for the party.
Despite a government request that bars and restaurants close by 9:00 p.m., some staff members remained until just before midnight.
Since that day, infections have been found one after another within members of the bureau.