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Coronavirus

Japan reports first 5 cases of UK coronavirus variant

Travelers returning from Britain isolated after positive tests at border

A coronavirus testing facility at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo: Border officials are on the lookout for new COVID-19 variants.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan on Friday said that it has found at least five people infected with the new U.K. strain of the coronavirus -- the first cases of the more contagious variant to be detected on its shores.

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