US base in Okinawa has 32 more coronavirus cases: Local govt

A protest is held Saturday in waters in Okinawa near where a U.S. air base is due to be relocated, one year after full-blown offshore landfill work for the transfer began. Photo: KYODO. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NAHA, Jul 13, 2020, Kyodo. A US Marine base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan, has confirmed 32 more new coronavirus cases, the Okinawa prefectural government said Monday, Kyodo News reported.

The Okinawa government said it was informed by the U.S. forces about the latest figure.

The prefectural government said Saturday that U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and Camp Hansen, another U.S. Marine base, have been put on lockdown by the military with 61 coronavirus cases.

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