Coronavirus: US troops in Japan must stay on base; Australia tops 1 million infections


US troops in Japan have stopped making non-essential visits off-base for two weeks from Monday, as local officials in areas hosting the forces link them with a sharp rise in coronavirus infections.The announcement came as the government imposed new virus restrictions in three regions, including Okinawa, that host major US bases or are near them. Many Japanese officials believe the recent Covid-19 clusters originated from infected American service members coming into contact with local residents…

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