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The U.S. military in Japan on Friday announced that all arriving Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) personnel must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing prior to release from 14 days of quarantine.

The shift in policy comes amid an ongoing outbreak at American bases in Okinawa Prefecture, where the U.S. Marine Corps reported another 41 coronavirus infections Friday, bringing the total infections among the military there to 201 since the July 4 weekend.

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