TOKYO, Aug 21 — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, the government announced.

According to the Cabinet Secretariat, Kishida developed symptoms such as a slight fever and cough on Saturday evening, Xinhua reported.

The result of a PCR test underwent on Sunday confirmed that Kishida was infected with the novel coronavirus.

Kishida was due to restart work on Monday after taking a week-long summer vacation with his family.

Kishida, now recuperating at his official residence, is able to continue his duties but will cancel a planned trip to Tunisia next weekend, the country’s public broadcaster NHK reported. 


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