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SoftBank brings coronavirus test service to individuals in Japan

App-based business signals technology investor's broader medical ambitions

SoftBank's PCR testing facility in Chiba Prefecture. With another facility in Hokkaido, the company can process around 13,000 tests per day. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group on Wednesday made its coronavirus testing service available to individuals in Japan via an app offered by its cellphone service provider, a move that shows the investor's broader ambitions in the health care technology business.

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