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Japan coronavirus chief stays home after official tests positive

Nishimura says he is 'fine with no symptoms' but takes step as a precaution

The central government office buildings in Tokyo's Kasumigaseki district: More government workers are testing positive to COVID-19. (Photo by Masayuki Terazawa)

TOKYO -- The Japanese minister in charge of the government's response to the coronavirus worked from home Saturday after a government official who accompanied him on a visit to a hospital this month tested positive for COVID-19.

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