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Kamen Rider Ex-Aid lead actor "Hiroki Iijima" tests positive for COVID-19
August 5, 2020 at 7:10 PM PHT (GMT +8:00)
He tested positive more than just a week before his birthday.
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©Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Hiroki Iijima
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid actor Hiroki Iijima (23), tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after undergoing PCR testing on Monday, August. 3, 2020 as reported by his talent agency Oscar Promotion.
Iijima reported a fever with a temperature of 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) on Sunday morning, and he monitored himself for several hours. When his temperature did not drop, he feared for the virus and decided went to the hospital.
His agency's released a statement through their website that his symptoms were mild and that his body temperature was stable. In addition, the agency made sure that Iijima had not come into close contact with others during this time.
Iijima will celebrate his 24th birthday on August 16 and was a native in Hokkaido, Japan. It was announced on August 2016 that he will play the lead role in the TV Asahi series Kamen Rider Ex-Aid that began airing of October of that year.