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Only a few dozen antigen tests conducted thus far nationwide

  • May 29, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi took up the disclosure by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga on Thursday that although some 50,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits have been distributed to hospitals and clinics across the country, only a few dozen of them have been used thus far. According to the government spokesman, none of the tests have produced positive results. He said that “the Health Ministry is considering the proper combination of antigen tests and PCR tests” to detect and isolate virus carriers quickly.

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