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Coronavirus

Japan shifts COVID policy to test asymptomatic people for free

In discarding limited approach, nation strives to prevent possible 6th wave

The Japanese government intends to get ahead of a possible winter wave of infections by offering free tests.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will start providing free COVID and antigen tests for symptom-free people, Nikkei has learned, as the new administration readies stronger coronavirus responses ahead of a possible sixth wave.

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