Hokkaido coronavirus patient dies, bringing Japan's toll to 12

National Mar 1, 2020

Hokkaido coronavirus patient dies, bringing Japan's toll to 12

A Hokkaido man in his 70s has died after being infected with COVID-19, the local government said Sunday, bringing the domestic death toll to 12. The Japanese national, who had no record of overseas travel, died Saturday after developing a fever and pneumonia on Feb. ...

Hospitals in Japan refusing to test many who suspect they have COVID-19

National Feb 26, 2020

Hospitals in Japan refusing to test many who suspect they have COVID-19

Some medical institutions in Japan have been rejecting possible COVID-19 patients under the strict but ambiguous testing guidelines currently in place, leaving many patients shunted from hospital to hospital. Experts point out that the vague criteria have caused confusion among medical staff. According to the health ...