• Kyodo


Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura, who has faced a barrage of criticism for suddenly biting an Olympic softball player’s gold medal last month, on Wednesday tested positive for the coronavirus, the local government said.

Kawamura, who had apologized for the medal-biting incident that went viral on social media, took a PCR test after his secretary was found to have been infected with the virus on Sunday, according to Nagoya city officials.

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