A Japanese man accused of “terrorism” after going to a Filipino pub earlier this month and saying he wanted to spread the deadly corona virus he was infected with, died in a hospital in central Japan.
News of the man’s death came after Japan reported 39 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, for a total of 876 cases.
The 57-year-old man from Gamigori who told sources that South China tomorrow post also had severe pre-existing conditions that tested positive for the pneumonia virus on March 4.
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That night, despite requests from health officials to isolate themselves at home until a specialized medical facility could take him in the next day, the man took a taxi to the town pub and told his parents before he left that he was “Wanted to spread the virus”.
The local authorities said at the time that they had no authority to prohibit him from going out.
However, social media users quickly condemned his actions. This included time in an Izakaya – a Japanese drinking establishment – and singing karaoke in the Filipino pub, where he came into physical contact with several employees.
“He should be arrested for endangering the public. Clearly, ”said an angry reader at the Japan today Website.
“The level of selfishness in some people amazes me,” wrote another Tokyo reporter.
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At both locations, he finally informed employees that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
An alarmed employee at the bar contacted a local health center. The police in protective clothing arrived and closed both rooms – by then the man had already gone home.
The following day, he was taken to a hospital for treatment, where the police had planned to question him about the suspicion that the business was disabled when he was finally released.
The authorities opened an investigation against him last Friday after a woman in her thirties who worked in the pub tested positive for the corona virus.
“The employees were robbed of their livelihood,” said the karaoke bar owner Tokyo reporter. “It is nothing but terrorism. I want him to be severely punished. “
“I can’t clarify this. I can’t express it in words because I’m just in trouble,” said another member of the publication.