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Coronavirus

Coronavirus testing gaps put Asian governments under microscope

Fear of overwhelming health systems prevents wider screening outside South Korea

One of South Korea's drive-thru testing centers: Asian countries have taken dramatically different approaches to screening for the coronavirus.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- After a slow start, Japan has stepped up its response to the new coronavirus over the past two weeks. But health officials are still being asked the same question at their weekly briefings: Why is South Korea testing more people?

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