Japan PM Kishida infected with Covid, recuperating: Govt

Kishida, just returned from week-long vacation, was due to restart work on Monday.
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been infected with Covid-19 and is recuperating at his official residence, his office said on Sunday.

Kishida, just returned from week-long vacation, was due to restart work on Monday.

Japan has endured a record resurgence in coronavirus infections, hitting businesses in the world's third-biggest economy, although deaths remain relatively low and the disruptions have been milder than in some other advanced economies.

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