Coronavirus: Japan mulls letting asymptomatic Covid-19 patients go out if mask worn


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Japan is considering allowing asymptomatic Covid-19 patients leave their homes to buy daily necessities as long as they wear a mask and take other measures against spreading the virus, government sources said on Saturday. The proposal comes as cases have hit record numbers in many regions amid a seventh wave of the pandemic that shows no signs of abating, threatening to disrupt societal functions should many be confined to isolation. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government would “thoroughly discuss” the policy before deciding whether to implement it. Japan’s PM Kishida tests positive for Covid-19, cancels Tunisia trip Currently, those...