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144 workers at lodgings covered by Japan's 'Go To Travel' campaign infected with virus

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato speaks at a press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Nov. 18, 2020. (Mainichi/Kan Takeuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato revealed at a press conference on Nov. 18 that 144 employees of accommodation facilities registered with the "Go To Travel" subsidy campaign had been infected with the novel coronavirus as of the previous day.

    The total number of people that had taken part in the government project to spur domestic travel since its start on July 22 through the end of October was 39.76 million. Some 155 people that participated in the campaign had been confirmed infected with the virus as of Nov. 17.

    (Japanese original by Kei Sato, Political News Department)

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