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Japan plans to increase hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients by the end of November to accommodate around 36,000 people, up 30% compared to the level amid a virus resurgence this summer, government sources said Wednesday.

The government measures to combat COVID-19, which will be finalized on Friday, also include plans to provide coronavirus vaccines for children under the age of 12. In the event of another wave of infections, free tests will be conducted for asymptomatic cases, the sources said.

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