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GOJ encourages testing of people who have been “in contact with” COVID-19 patients 

  • December 30, 2021
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Yomiuri reported that in order to curb the spread of Omicron, the GOJ has informed local municipalities to test people deemed to have been “in contact with” those who have tested positive for COVID-19 even though they have not been identified as being “in close contact with” the infected. According to the daily, the Health Ministry decided that in addition to “people who have been in close contact with the infected,” it will define those who sit close to the infected at school or work, live in the same room as the infected, or dine or bathe in the same facilities as the infected in dormitories as “people who have been in contact with the infected.” The Health Ministry is calling on local public health centers to test such people. 

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