The company Ken Production introduced on Saturday that voice actor Kishō Taniyama examined optimistic for the brand new coronavirus illness (COVID-19). Taniyama felt unwell on February 16 so he took a PCR check that got here again optimistic. He is presently present process therapy as directed by medical professionals.

Taniyama added that he had a fever of 39°C (about 102°F) for one night time, however his temperature has since returned to regular. He mentioned that he’s now feeling regular apart from “a sore throat rougher than any I had experienced before.” He thinks he’ll get better by February 27 or later.

In associated information, the leisure firm Yoshimoto Kōgyō introduced on Friday night that Downtown comedy duo member Hitoshi Matsumoto examined optimistic for COVID-19. He felt one thing flawed along with his throat the night time earlier than, so he took a PCR check that got here again optimistic. His Downtown duo associate Masatoshi Hamada was not deemed an in depth contact, however Matsumoto is the fifth performer from the February 13 episode of the Wide na Show tv program to check optimistic.

The Frederic rock band introduced that two members, guitarist Ryūji Akagashira and bassist Kōji Mihara, examined optimistic for COVID-19. Akagashira felt one thing flawed along with his throat on the night of February 14, so he took a PCR check in a Tokyo facility the following day, and it got here again optimistic. The different band members and their supervisor then took PCR checks, and Mihara’s check got here again optimistic. Akagashira is feeling regular now, and Mihara is asymptomatic, however each are following the recommendation of medical professionals. As a end result, the band won’t seem on the reside TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Spring program on February 23.

Sources: Ken Production‘s Twitter account, Kishō Taniyama‘s Twitter account by way of Otakomu, Sponichi by way of Hachima Kikō, Music Natalie