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Coronavirus

'When will this end?' On the front lines of Japan's coronavirus fight

From Diamond Princess to Avigan, medics navigate uncharted waters

Medical staff take temperatures of the passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked in Yokohama in February.    © Kyodo

NAGOYA, Japan/TOKYO -- When reports of a mysterious pneumonialike illness first cropped up in China at the end of last year, Yutaka Tokue, head of the infectious disease and prevention division at Japan's Gunma University, knew the disease would eventually arrive in his home country.

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