A 57-year-old man in Japan who had threatened to "disperse" his illness after testing positive for the coronavirus this month died in a hospital on Wednesday, local media reported.
Media had reported last week that local health officials in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, had instructed the man to stay at home after testing positive on March 4. That evening, the man told his family that he would "disperse the virus." and went to an izakaya pub and hostess bar, media said.
He was hospitalized on March 5, the media said.
The man had been investigated for allegedly obstructing the business after both companies shut down, Kyodo News reported. A woman who worked at the hostess bar tested positive for the corona virus on March 12.
An Aichi official said that people who tested positive are basically hospitalized. However, if no bed is available, they are told to stay at home.
According to the NHK, the 125 cases of Aichi represent the second highest number among the 47 prefectures in Japan, as they have been severely hit by a number of cases related to an elderly care facility in the capital, Nagoya.
On Wednesday morning, there were 29 deaths and 868 coronaviruses in Japan, excluding those from a cruise ship that was quarantined near Tokyo last month and returnees on charter flights from China, according to NHK's balance sheet.
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