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A U.S. military base in Yamaguchi Prefecture lifted on Monday its request for Japanese employees to refrain from sending their children to local schools, which it originally made in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“Our local area has had zero new cases for some time, which has allowed us, as a base, the opportunity to re-evaluate our COVID prevention measures,” read an update posted Sunday evening on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s official Facebook page by Col. Lance Lewis, commanding officer of the base.

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