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GOJ to step up COVID-19 testing for foreign residents

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that in response to an increasing number COVID-19 cases in communities of foreign residents in Japan, the GOJ will step up its testing of foreign students by distributing antigen testing kits to Japanese language schools. The Immigration Services Agency has asked a total of about 800 such schools nationwide whether they would be willing to receive the tests and the Education Ministry is making preparations to distribute them. The Ministry of Health and Labor is also planning to promote virus testing among companies accepting foreign trainees.

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