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MHLW approves COVID-19 testing on five people at once 

  • January 16, 2021
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Yomiuri reported on Saturday that the MHLW has decided to permit “pool-type” PCR testing in which the specimens of five people will be combined and tested for COVID-19 at once in order to efficiently determine whether the group tests negative for the virus. The paper explained that if the test result is positive, all of the people in that group must undergo individual tests again. The daily said the MHLW is envisioning conducting pool testing in areas where there are low numbers of cases of COVID-19. 

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