Comedian duo America Zarigani's Hirai Yoshiyuki (47) has been infected with the novel coronavirus.
Hirai's agency announced on their official website, "It has been confirmed that our company's America Zarigani Hirai Yoshiyuki has been infected with the novel coronavirus." They explained, "He had fever symptoms on October 6th, so he took the PCR test on the same day. On October 7th, his test result came back positive."
Apparently, no one is considered to be persons of close contact including Yanagihara Tetsuya who is the other half of America Zarigani.