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As the new coronavirus threatens to spread through Japan, hotlines for virus-related consultations are being flooded with requests from concerned people who want to be tested.

While some government authorities have taken steps to handle the situation, including by adding telephone capacity, others are expected to struggle with the growing number of inquiries.

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