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MCAS Iwakuni to test COVID-19 patients for Omicron 

  • January 8, 2022
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Saturday’s Yomiuri wrote that Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki told reporters on Friday that the GOJ and the U.S. side are in the final stages of discussions on conducting testing for variants of COVID-19 at MCAS Iwakuni. The paper wrote that in order to identify cases involving the Omicron strain, the base is planning to carry out variant testing on those who have been infected with COVID-19 and conduct genome analysis in the United States on samples from patients found to be infected with variants other than Delta. 

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