The number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Fukui Prefecture has been increasing in succession, and medical institutions are under increased strain. In accordance with the “Basic Policies” outlined by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare we are preparing to make at-home treatment an option and repurpose hotel facilities.
According to the national Cluster taskforce, this weekend is a vital turning point to prevent a wider outbreak in Fukui. The prefecture is requesting all Fukui residents to follow the below guidelines.
From today through April 19th (Sunday):
■ Do not go outside on the weekends except for essential travel and do not hold any gatherings
■ Do not go outside at night on weekday except for essential travel and do not hold any gatherings
■ Do not go to any areas where cases are increasing including the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Kansai region.
April 3, 2020
Sugimoto Tatsuji, Governor of Fukui
■Fukui Novel Coronavirus Consultation desk
Fukui-city Health Center （Fukui-city）
Fukui Health and Welfare Center（Eiheiji-cho）
Sakai Health and Welfare Center（Sakai-city/Awara-city）
Okuetsu Health and Welfare Center（Ono-city/Katsuyama-city）
Tanan Health and Welfare Center（Echizen-city/Sabae-city/Echizen-cho/Minamiechizen-cho/Ikeda-cho）
Nishu Health and Welfare Center （Tsuruga-city/Mihama-cho/Wakasa-cho(Mikata)）
Wakasa Health and Welfare Center （Obama-city/Oi-cho/Takahama-cho/Wakasa-cho(Kaminaka)）
■A request to Fukui Residents regarding the Novel Coronavirus
We ask for your cooperation to take everyday precautions to prevent an outbreak or spread in Fukui.
Wash your hands regularly, practice cough etiquette, and wear a mask when going outside.
If you have fever and cold symptoms, take off from work or school.
If you have cold symptoms or feel feverish, record your temperature every day.
If you are worried you may be infected, please take the following symptoms as a reference as symptoms that indicate the possibility of Coronavirus infection:
Those with cold symptoms or a fever 37.5°C or higher that lasts for 4 days or more
Those feeling strong symptoms of sluggishness (fatigue) or difficulty (labored) breathing
The elderly, those with an existing health condition such as diabetes, or pregnant women with fever symptoms that last 2 days or more
Those that meet the above conditions should first call their nearest prefectural medical consultation center. If you are instructed to go to a medical institution, wear a mask when going hospital.