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Coronavirus

Ads touting quack coronavirus cures rampant in Japan

Nikkei survey finds 20% of anti-viral goods sold online make dubious claims

Advertismements for products making unproven or exaggerated claims to prevent or cure COVID-19 have popped up on big e-commerce sites in Japan. © Illustration by Michael Tsang

TOKYO -- Dubious cures for the novel coronavirus have popped up on e-commerce sites in Japan, prompting a government watchdog to warn consumers about unproven treatments and disinfectants. A survey conducted by Nikkei shows good cause for concern. 

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