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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the heart of a surge in its outbreak. Passersby wearing protective masks walk on a snow-covered street in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato. Japan had 175 domestic cases of infection from the virus as of Wednesday evening, separate from 705 from a cruise liner quarantined near Tokyo early this month and 14 from returnees on charter flights from Wuhan, China, public broadcaster NHK said. The northern island of Hokkaido, the most affected area in Japan wi... Full story

27 February