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The government will test around 10,000 people for coronavirus antibodies starting next month to gauge how far the contagion has spread and whether the nation is approaching “herd immunity,” the health minister said Friday.

The tests, which determine whether someone has had contact with COVID-19, will be conducted in specific areas rather than nationwide, Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Katsunobu Kato told a news conference.

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