On September 19th, comedian duo Milk Boy's Utsumi Takashi (34) announced on his Twitter account that he has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
Utsumi wrote, "Last night, I had a low-grade fever and felt uncomfortable. After getting examined, I learned that I had been infected with the novel coronavirus. I will be taking a break for the time being." He continued, "I am sorry to cause worry and trouble to many people. Everyone, please be careful as well."
On the same day, Yoshimoto Kogyo made an announcement on their website saying, "On the night of September 18th, Utsumi took his temperature when he got home and had a mild fever of 37.2°C (98.96°F). After taking the antigen test at a hospital in Osaka, he was given a positive diagnosis." They explained, "On the 19th, he heard from the health center that he does not need a PCR test, and was confirmed 'positive.' The date of onset is the 18th."
They also added, "Under instruction from the health center, Utsumi is currently standing by at home. His partner Komaba Takashi (34) is standing by at home as well."
Source & Image: Oricon