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.