TOKYO, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Three Russian nationals visiting Japan's
Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture, to take part in a figure skating show have
been confirmed infected with the new stain of influenza, Kyodo News reported
The three -- a woman in her 20s, and a man and woman in their 30s who are
performers and show staff -- are in stable condition and resting at their hotel,
the report said, adding that they require no hospitalization.
The city has asked eight other people taking part in the show who were in
close contact with the three to refrain from going out or participating in the
show, the local government said.
Popular Japanese skaters such as Shizuka Arakawa, a 2006 Turin Olympic gold
medalist, Nobunari Oda and the 2007 world champion Miki Ando, are taking part in
the show. But they are not among those who had been in close contact with the
three, according to the report.
The organizers said the show will go on as scheduled but performers will
refrain from coming close to members of the audience.
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