Pets allowed at new Tokyo accommodation for COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms



a tall building in a city: Temporary recovery facilities created by the Nippon Foundation are seen in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, in July. (Mainichi/Koichiro Tezuka)


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Temporary recovery facilities created by the Nippon Foundation are seen in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, in July. (Mainichi/Koichiro Tezuka)

TOKYO — Newly built 140-bed recovery accommodation in the capital’s Daiba district for novel coronavirus patients with mild or no symptoms will allow them to stay with their pets, it has been learned from plans laid out by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

As a general rule, COVID-19 patients with

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