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Japan to test 10,000 people per day at random 

  • February 10, 2021
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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Asahi and Nikkei focused on remarks made to the press yesterday by Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Nishimura, who disclosed that large-scale PCR testing will be conducted in urban areas to ascertain the status of community transmission of the novel coronavirus. Some 10,000 people per day will be tested at random in multiple locations in Tokyo, Osaka, and other metropolitan prefectures free of charge. The GOJ is also reportedly set to use artificial intelligence to analyze social media posts to detect early signs of COVID-19 outbreaks.  

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