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SoftBank conducts 44,000 antibody tests; 0.43% come back positive

Tech conglomerate leads Japan's largest private coronavirus testing initiative

SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son said he decided to conduct the tests "to protect employees, families and customers". (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group on Tuesday revealed the results of 44,066 coronavirus antibody tests conducted on its employees and their families as well as more than 500 medical institutions, the largest such campaign by a private Japanese company.

The tests, conducted between May 12 and June 8, found 191 positive cases, a positive rate of 0.43%.

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