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PCR Testing Center Opens in Tokyo Suburbs

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PCR Testing Center Opens in Tokyo Suburbs

The city of Mitaka in the Tokyo suburbs started carrying out PCR tests Monday, June 14, to prepare for a possible second wave of novel coronavirus infections.

The facility can conduct both drive-through and walk-up testing, mainly using saliva samples. The center will be open two hours per day, three days a week. It has the capacity to gather up to eight samples per day. Officials will send the samples to a private testing company and the results will be available the following day. Visitors can make an appointment through doctors. Eight samples were collected at the site on Monday, the first day of operations.