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More than 30 coronavirus cases in Tokyo: NHK

More than 30 new coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo on Tuesday, Japan's NHK public broadcaster said, marking the first time the number of daily cases has topped 30 in 19 days.

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

Japan's government said on Tuesday it has approved saliva-based tests for the new coronavirus, offering a safer, simpler way to diagnose infection as well as boosting the number of tests being carried out using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology.

WHO and other experts say no evidence of COVID-19 losing potency

World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

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