Japan Monday began to carry out tests for antibodies to the coronavirus COVID-19 in connection with the cancellation of state of emergency, to understand how many people were infected previously, including asymptomatic cases, said the Agency Kyodo.

In all, this program envisages testing of about 10 thousand people over the age of 20 years in Tokyo, Osaka and Miyagi Prefecture. The test results will enable the authorities to find out how many vaccinations needed for Japan’s population, when it becomes possible.

Virus COVID-19, for flash which in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 was followed by a pandemic in most countries of the world identified in Japan more than 17.5 thousand people, more than 900 of them died.

Since the spread of the virus was reduced, the government last week canceled the state of emergency throughout the country. Monday in a restricted mode opened schools, increased passenger flow. But remedies are still used intensively: the mask screen in stores between buyer and cashier, bottles of disinfectants at the entrances to institutions, non-contact measurement of body temperature at certain stores.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 5.9 million cases, more than 367 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.