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Numerous coronavirus carriers detected at Japanese ports of entry 

  • June 24, 2020
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Nikkei reported that a total of 124 coronavirus carriers have been detected at Narita and other Japanese airports after the state of emergency was lifted on May 25, saying that all of the approximately 1,000 people, including Japanese citizens, who arrived in Japan each day have been screened for COVID-19 though PCR diagnostic testing. About 80% of the 124 were foreign residents, with the bulk of them being Pakistanis, Brazilians, and Filipinos. Because PCR testing capacity at 13 ports of entry across the nation is about 2,300 per day in total, the daily said although the GOJ is aiming to reopen its borders, it needs to come up with a better screening method to prevent the infiltration of the virus from abroad.   

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