Japan confirms 4th case of coronavirus infection

Japan confirms fourth case of patient infected with coronavirus

A man wearing a protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, walks on a street in Tokyo's Ginza area on January 25, 2020. (AFP Photo)

Japan on Sunday confirmed a fourth case of infection by China's coronavirus, public broadcaster NHK said, citing the health ministry.

The case was confirmed in a resident of Wuhan in his 40s who had arrived in Japan on Jan. 22 on holidays, NHK said. The man was hospitalised in Aichi prefecture, central Japan, and tested positive for the virus, it said.