Follow-up survey of attendees of anime events after a series of Omicron strain infections in NY

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Health officials in Minnesota, USA, announced on the 2nd that an Omicron strain of the new coronavirus was confirmed in an adult male in the state. This is the second confirmed infection of the Omicron strain in the United States. Men are attending a significant anime event in New York City (NY) from November 19th to 21st, and New York City calls on attendees to be examined immediately. There is.

In addition, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced on the 2nd that Omicron strains were confirmed by a total of five people in the state apart from this man. Four of them have been confirmed in New York City, but it is not known if the infections were related. Colorado health officials also announced yesterday that Omicron strains had been identified in women returning from southern Africa, revealing a series of infections in the United States.

Mayor De Blasio of New York City stated after the infection was found saying, “We should assume that the infection of the Omicron strain is spreading in the city.” Attendees will be tracked in cooperation with the event venue and New York State. According to the Deburashio Mr. and venues, attendance to the event is a vaccine in the vaccination conditions, wear a mask had been required at the venue.

According to the Minnesota, men infection found in the vaccine has been inoculated. He had mild symptoms from the 22nd and was examined on the 24th. It is said that it is recovering now. The man was attending an event called “Anime NYC.” It was held at a large convention center in New York City, and according to the venue, about 53,000 people participated in three days. The purpose of Anime NYC is to introduce Japanese pop culture. The Consulate-General of Japan in New York also co-sponsored concerts at the venue, and consulate officials were also present. (New York = Daisuke Nakai )

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