A Japanese man in his 50s who tested positive for coronavirus decided to spread the virus in a bar.
The patient, who showed no symptoms of the virus, was tested at a hospital in the Japanese city of Gamagori after both of his parents – whom he lives with – contracted the bug.
He refused to wait at home after testing positive so that a space could be provided for him at a medical facility for treatment and isolation.
He allegedly told a family member he’s going to spread the virus and took a taxi to an izakaya bar but was believed to have later walked on foot to a Filipino bar.
He told three people at the bar he’s infected by the virus and went back home. Alert by a staff of the bar brought police to the scene after the man had left.
A staff member said: “I can’t get this straight in my head.“I cannot express it in words since I only have anger.”
The establishments are undergoing sterilisation and staff members, as well as customers, are now undergoing examinations.Gamagori mayor Toshiaki Suzuki said: “It is highly regrettable that he did not remain home as instructed.”