As Japan plucks out its coronavirus hot spot, scientists have warned that a mass testing programme may soon give the country a clean sweep in terms of the virus spreading in modern-age Japanese.
While attempts to develop tests that would permit mass testing have failed Hong Kong and the United States, Japan is making headway in the domestic race by ramping up testing in earnest and pushing use of digital software to scan for the coronavirus.
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato on Thursday indicated Japan could pick up engineering experience needed to plan mass testing from market makers, as some countries develop testing methods that are more successful than exclusively relying on patient consent.
Japan has had 185 confirmed cases and 16 deaths after taking 34 days to report on the total.
“People are still wary of the coronavirus at those countries,” Furuse, who took a posting on social media as an @jomon_san, said.