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Coronavirus

Japan readies 30-minute saliva test for all international travelers

Shionogi to mass-produce coronavirus kits in preparation for fall

Japan seeks a coronavirus test that is easier and faster than the PCR diagnostic exam. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi will sign a licensing agreement this month aimed at mass-producing a proposed coronavirus test that provides faster results without requiring special equipment or technicians, the company announced on Monday.

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