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Medical experts are urging Japan to test more people for the novel coronavirus and provide more details on infection rates to grasp the scale of COVID-19 cases in the country, after seeing a recent rise in the rate of people testing positive.

Japan has so far conducted polymerase chain reaction tests on more than 130,000 people for the pneumonia-causing virus, a much lower number than many other countries including South Korea, which had conducted more than 520,000 tests by April 14.

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