Kurosawa Kazuko (41) of comedian trio Morisanchu is the next Japanese celebrity to contract the novel coronavirus.
According to Yoshimoto Kogyo, Kurosawa developed a fever on March 21st around noon, but returned to normal temperature later that day. After seeing a doctor, she was ordered to stay at home for two days. She then returned to work on the 25th and participated in a shoot for a program. However, she had lost her sense of taste and smell and learned that it could be a symptom of the coronavirus. As such, she cancelled all of her work.
Afterward, Kurosawa visited several medical institutions. On April 1st, she had a CT scan done and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Finally, she received a PCR test and learned that she tested positive for the new coronavirus on the 3rd. Kurosawa hasn't had a fever since her initial one on March 21st, and her pneumonia condition has been settling down. While she still has no sense of taste or smell, she is resting at home.