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Japan’s state-run mass COVID-19 inoculation centers are looking into giving shots to people age 16 or over, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Friday, lowering the minimum age from 18 amid the spread of the virus among younger people.

The move by the centers in Tokyo and Osaka, which are run by the Self-Defense Forces, comes as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus leads to more infections among children.

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