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Coronavirus

Nightlife drives Tokyo's new coronavirus surge

Experts urge intense screening at hot spots as untraceable cases rise

Workers in Shinjuku's Kabukicho nightlife district account for a large portion of those who tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's apparent success in containing the coronavirus has come into question after two straight days of over 100 new infections in Tokyo that were largely attributed to nightlife establishments where patrons and workers come into close contact.

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