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Japan to cast wider net to catch coronavirus cases

Screening no longer limited to those with China connection

A bus carrying passengers of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship departs the port of Yokohama.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan may broaden the scope of people tested for the coronavirus, extending the screening process beyond those who had visited China's Hubei and Zhejiang provinces.

"We will consider a [testing] process that is not based on certain limited regions," Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Friday.

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