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Coronavirus

Japan's offices, schools and nurseries become COVID hotbeds

Virulent new strains slip past spotty vigilance and mixed messages on restrictions

Commuter board a subway train in Tokyo. Office spaces have now become the main type of location of coronavirus infection in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Workplaces and schools are emerging as hot spots for infection in Japan's latest wave of COVID-19 cases, moving beyond the hospitals and senior care facilities that had been the main sources of spread.

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