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Disaster and safety experts are calling on people with emergency response training to promptly perform life-saving procedures in emergency situations, even if they are afraid of contracting COVID-19 from the person in need.

The Tokyo-based AED Foundation of Japan, which promotes the use of automated external defibrillators, has asked those who have undertaken life-saving training not to let coronavirus fears outweigh the need to step in and attempt to revive someone who may be experiencing cardiac arrest.

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