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The government will start testing 10,000 people in Tokyo, Osaka and Miyagi prefectures for coronavirus antibodies next month as part of efforts to better understand how it spreads, health minister Katsunobu Kato said Friday.

Authorities hope to get a rough grasp of how many people were infected — including those without symptoms — and to gain insight into infection numbers should there be a resurgence.

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