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A woman infected in Japan’s first case of the lambda coronavirus variant has been identified as a person associated with the recently ended Tokyo Olympics, government sources said Friday.

The woman in her 30s had traveled to Peru where the variant, feared to be more contagious and more resistant to vaccines, was first detected. She arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on July 20 with her Olympic accreditation card, according to the sources.

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