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  • it is perhaps the world capital of vending machines.

  • Now, Japan's many automated vendors have a new product to offer virus testing kits.

  • A clinic has so far set up seven of the machines in the Tokyo area.

  • They sell kits for about $40.

  • This student stumbled on one outside a noodle shop.

  • I was surprised to find one at a restaurant, not a drug store, she says.

  • The machines may meet a need.

  • Japan's government has been conducting just 40,000 of the so called PCR tests each day.

  • That is a quarter of capacity, with the tests restricted to those who are most symptomatic or at high risk.

  • The general public has been left heavily reliant on private clinics or buying PCR tests by other means.

  • Hideyuki to Kimura is director of the Lake Town to Conoco Clinic, which set up the machines as a way to avoid crowded gatherings to get tests easily without appointments.

  • I came up with the vending machine idea and I thought it would be very useful if we could put them everywhere in a town, Takemura says.

  • There was huge demand at first, with some machines needing to be emptied of money twice a day.

  • That demand now shows signs of easing as a state of emergency helps cut cases in Tokyo.

it is perhaps the world capital of vending machines.

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In Japan, vending machines now sell virus tests

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/10
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