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As Japan lags in coronavirus tests, companies to triple capacity

Fears of second pandemic wave spur efforts to fill gap

Japan lags other advanced nations in the coronavirus testing rates. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- Japan's largest diagnostic companies will step up to help the country in its lagging coronavirus testing effort by tripling their combined capacity to roughly 10,000 daily before summer's end.

Japan remains far behind other nations in conducting diagnostic screenings, especially as it hopes to prevent a second wave of infections after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently lifted the state of emergency for the entire country.

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