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In Okinawa, the number of cases COVID-19 at U.S. bases grew to 143

The number of cases of novel coronavirus infection in the American bases located in the Japanese Prefecture of Okinawa has increased to 143, said the Agency Kyodo.

Saturday at marine corps air station Futenma base detected two new cases. Of the 143 cases COVID-19 at U.S. bases in Okinawa 77 falls on Futenma.

Media: on American bases in Okinawa revealed a foci of infection COVID-19

Clustered foci of infection COVID-19 originated on American military bases located in the southern Japanese Prefecture of Okinawa, according to local newspaper "Ryukyu Simpo".

According to the newspaper, at U.S. bases on Okinawa today revealed 60 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection, from them only on the basis of marine corps air station Futenma – 38.

At the us base in Japan, where there was a fire, leakage of gas

A leak of chlorine gas occurred as a result of the warehouse fire with dangerous substances on the basis of the American armed forces of Kaden on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, no injuries, transfers TV channel NHK.

According to the command base, the fire happened at about 9 a.m. local time (03.00 GMT). The fire was extinguished after six hours. Injured in the incident.

Media: in Okinawa on the basis of U.S. troops there was a fire

At the American military base of Kaden in Japan on Monday morning a fire occurred, said the Agency Kyodo.

According to him, over one of the buildings on the base, located in Okinawa, was seen smoke. The cause of the fire is unknown, information on victims did not arrive.

Abe urged to accelerate the transfer of the U.S. base on Okinawa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the need to expeditiously accomplish the transfer of the U.S. Futenma airbase in Okinawa, and promised to do everything possible for this.

"We cannot allow the process of moving arose. You need to implement it as soon as possible", - quotes Agency Kyodo words of the Prime Minister.

In Okinawa resumed work on the construction of new American bases

After a 57-day break resumed work on the filling part of the coastal strip of the sea in the area Hanako the city of Naga in the Japanese Prefecture of Okinawa for the construction of a US base, reported by the local newspaper Okinawa Times.

After construction there are plans to transfer Futenma base, located in the same Prefecture. The government intends to move it to Henoko, and the administration of Okinawa insists on moving it outside the Prefecture.

In Okinawa, opponents of new US base received a majority in the elections

Unit in support of the Governor of the Japanese Prefecture of Okinawa Denny Tamaki to prevent the construction of a new military airfield for US forces got c a small margin a majority of seats in the local legislature, local media reported.

Voting on the Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, the southern Japan, took place on Sunday. Tamaki supporters, including deputies from the Communist party and the Social democratic party of Japan, won 25 seats, while the ruling liberal democratic party and its coalition partner the Komeito party won 23 seats.