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Health Care

Japan's overburdened COVID hospitals to take only the sickest

Daily cases in Tokyo seen topping 10,000 in late August at current rate

A critical care doctor at a hospital in Yokohama: The surge in coronavirus cases is squeezing Japan's health care system.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will restrict hospital admissions of COVID-19 patients to those who are seriously ill, or at risk of becoming so, as surging coronavirus cases strain the health care system.

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