My wife developed flu-like symptoms a few days ago and was tested positive for COVID-19. Naturally, this put our whole family on panic mode as all of us need to report to the authorities that we are in close contact with an infected person and we need to see if we develop symptoms as well. How do I say “I’m a close contact” in Japanese?


Answer by Professional Japanese Teacher
Watashi wa nookoo sesshokusha desu.
I’m a close contact.

The word “sesshokusha” means “a person in contact with (someone)”. If you are in close contact with an infected person, we add the word “nookoo” in front to mean “in close contact”. Please take care during this period and seek medical advice if your symptoms worsen.