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Japanese govt to urge more telecommuting as coronavirus cases surge

Reuters

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Modified 27 Jul 2020, 2:44 am

CORONAVIRUS | Japan's economy minister says the government will urge businesses to aim for 70 percent telecommuting and enhance other social distancing measures amid a rise in coronavirus cases among workers, some infected during after-work socialising.

Though Japan has largely avoided the mass infections that have killed tens of thousands overseas, a record surge in cases during the past week in Tokyo and other major urban areas has experts worried the country will face a second wave...

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