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[Japon] Japan looks to waive airport COVID tests for vaccinated travelers

Government to secure testing capacity after entry cap is lifted to 20,000 per day
The plans under consideration include exempting those who have received a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine or tested negative in pre-departure testing. The infection rate in the country of origin will also be taken into account. Currently, all travelers arriving in Japan must undergo COVID-19 tests.

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Strategies for reopening in the forthcoming COVID-19 era in China

The transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the culprit pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has resulted in more than 0.43 billion cases and 6 million deaths globally. Compared with other existing variants of concern, the Omicron variant is characterized by significantly greater infectivity (Ro ≈ 6), greater tropism of the upper respiratory tract and lower severity of human infections. These characteristics of the Omicron variant are the basis upon which several developed countries are considering reopening.

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