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Baseball team's virus approach offers clues for Japanese business

Yomiuri Giants commit to regular tests as nation seeks way ahead post-emergency

Japanese companies and businesses are struggling with how best to resume operations amid the coronavirus pandemic. A professional baseball team's approach to testing may offer a useful model.

TOKYO -- The Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team announced on Thursday that two players who had tested positive for the new coronavirus showed negative results after additional checks and plans to continue regular monitoring of club members even after the season begins.

Testing at the end of last month determined that they had antibodies for the virus and subsequent polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, exams determined that they were positive.

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