A doctor displays a swab used to test patients at a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday. Photo: AFP A doctor displays a swab used to test patients at a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday. Photo: AFP
A doctor displays a swab used to test patients at a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday. Photo: AFP

In Japan, a foreigner’s coronavirus ordeal sheds light on country’s troubled pandemic response

  • The account offers a first-hand look at the difficulties faced by those who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms in Japan and want testing, treatment or advice
  • It comes amid reports of hospitals turning away suspected cases, which a specialist said was out of fear of the virus spreading within their facilities

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A doctor displays a swab used to test patients at a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday. Photo: AFP A doctor displays a swab used to test patients at a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday. Photo: AFP
A doctor displays a swab used to test patients at a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday. Photo: AFP
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