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Germany tests coronavirus 17-times more than Japan

At-hospital quarantine policy limits Tokyo's response to outbreak

Germany has conducted 2,023 tests per million people, 17 times more than Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The growing number of coronavirus cases in Japan has brought the country's limited testing into question, with a policy designed to prevent patients with mild cases from flooding hospitals possibly undermining its ability to effectively respond to the outbreak.

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