Saitama prefectural health officials said Thursday that 24 people have fallen ill after dining at a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant in Gyoda.
Officials said the 24 were taken to hospital after experiencing diarrhea and vomiting. Three of them were diagnosed with having the norovirus. TBS said all 24 -- ranging in age from 10 to 78 -- ate at Gaten sushi restaurant on Jan 2-3. Four staff also were suffering from the norovirus, officials said.
A man in his 70s who ate at the restaurant on Jan 2 died on Jan 4 but hospital officials said the norovirus was not the case, TBS reported.
The restaurant was ordered closed for three days until Saturday.© Japan Today