World Suffers From Covid and Monkeypox

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tests positive for COVID-19.
Indonesia confirms its first case of monkeypox.
Cuba confirms its first case of monkeypox.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tested positive Sunday for the novel coronavirus, a day before he was to resume his duties, but his symptoms are mild, the premier’s office said. Kishida, who is now resting at his official residence, started experiencing mild symptoms such as a slight fever and cough from Saturday night, according to the office. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, seen in this file photo, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Aug. 21, 2022, but his symptoms are mild, the premier’s office said. The 65-year-old Japanese leader will likely carry on with his duties from Monday from his residence while in isolation, so long as his symptoms remain mild, the office said.

Indonesia has confirmed its first monkeypox infection, detected in a person who had returned from an unidentified country with documented cases. The 27-year-old male tested positive in the capital Jakarta late on Friday, Mohammad Syahril told a news conference. The Indonesian national, who is doing “well” and showing only mild symptoms, is self isolating at home, said Syahril, who did not say where the patient had come from.

Cuba confirmed its first case of monkeypox late on Saturday, August 20, the country’s Public Health ministry said, after detecting the viral disease in a tourist who had arrived from Italy this week. The Italian man stayed in a rental home and traveled to various destinations in the western provinces of the Caribbean island nation before falling ill, the ministry said in a brief statement.

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