Japan lowers bar to COVID-19 testing, drops temperature guideline

Japan lowers bar to COVID-19 testing, drops temperature guideline

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-05-08 21:33

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker waits to conduct a simulation for a walk-in style polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a makeshift facility in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO: The Japanese Health Ministry said on Friday (May 8) it now wants people experiencing difficulty breathing or those with a fever to seek advice on whether they may have been infected with the new coronavirus, easing public access to testing.

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