Japanese man in his 70s dies in China after being infected with coronavirus

Japanese government sources say a Japanese man in his 70s died in China on Monday after being infected with the coronavirus.

Sources say the man lived in the area covered by the Japanese consulate-general in the city of Chongqing.

The confirmation of the death comes amid the rapid surge in cases across China since its government eased its harsh COVID-19 restrictions in December.

The Japanese government announced in late December that another Japanese man, who was in his 40s, died after testing positive for the coronavirus.