Japanese comedian Ken Shimura tests positive for coronavirus

Veteran Japanese comic Ken Shimura has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his agency Izawa Office announced Wednesday. The condition of Shimura, 70, is not currently critical. | What exactly is community spread of coronavirus? The film marks the 100th year anniversary of studio Shochiku. The actor was set to star in his first feature film God of Cinema, directed by Yoji Yamada. He also hosts two variety shows. The production on TV shows featuring the actor has also been affected. The filming, which was scheduled to start late this month, has now been pushed indefinitely. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. | How long can the Covid-19 virus survive on a surface? The total number of deaths is 53. Here’s a quick Coronavirus guide from Express Explained to keep you updated: Are smokers at high risk form coronavirus? Shimura will next be seen in morning serial drama Yell that will begin airing on public broadcaster NHK on March 30. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Published: March 25, 2020 1:37:19 pm

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura’s condition is not currently critical. Japan reported its highest daily count of 71 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,211. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, scheduled set to begin from July 24, would be postponed one year amid the pandemic. Shimura is the first prominent entertainment world figure in Japan to test positive for the virus. Reshoots or schedule revisions are yet to be announced. | Can Vitamin-C prevent or cure coronavirus infection? The actor, best known for Japanese variety show Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after being hospitalised for pneumonia, reported Variety.