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Japan’s government will ask overseas athletes and staff participating in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to be tested for the novel coronavirus twice within 96 hours of departure from their respective countries, multiple games sources said Sunday.

An interim report by a government-led panel released last December concluded that travelers needed to be tested once within 72 hours of departure. The requirement for multiple negative tests is designed to tighten health screening during the immigration process, the sources said.

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