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 Sunday.
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, Xinhua reported.
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.