About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Foreign Languages)
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Information about COVID-19
The number of patients of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is increaseing in the world.
On January 30, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
On April 7, the Government of Japan declared a state of emergency in relation to COVID-19. The emergency declaration was lifted on May 25, but COVID-19 infection do not disappear.
On January 7, 2021, the Government of Japan declared a state of emergency again.
Please refrain from going outside for nonessential reasons after 8 pm.
Please refrain from going to high-risk areas and making nonessential trips outside even before 8 pm.
Duration: January 8, 2021 (Friday) – February 7, 2021 (Sunday)
We ask all citizens to thoroughly implement infectious disease prevention measures.
You can check these websites about COVID-19.
Prevention measures against COVID-19
Example of practicing "New Lifestyle"
The government published examples of practicing a "New Lifestyle" that takes into account COVID-19 based on the recommendation of the Expert Meeting on COVID-19 Control so that citizens have a clear image of what it entails.
Avoiding the "Three Cs"
One of the key measures against COVID-19 is to prevent occurrence of clusters.
Keep these "Three Cs" from overlapping in daily life.
- Closed spaces with poor ventilation
- Crowded place with many people nearby
- Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations
"5 situations" that increase the risk of infection
Please pay attention to "5 situations" that increase the risk of infection.
- Social gatherings with drinking alcohol
- Long feasts in large groups
- Conversation without a mask
- Living together in a small limited space
- Switching locations
It is possible that the droplets ejected when you cough or sneeze may contain viruses. Please observe the following "coughing manners".
- Wear a mask.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue etc.
- If you suddenly sneeze or cough do so unto your elbouw or inside your jacket.
- Keep as far away as possible from other people.
As you touch many objects like door knobs and the straps on trains it is possible that the virus is present on them.
Frequently wash your hands, upon returning home, before and after cooking and before meals.
COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application
The COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) is a smartphone app that enables you to receive notifications about the possibility of contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus.
Install the contact-confirming application to protect yourself, your loved ones, your community and society as a whole.
If you suspect infected of COVID-19...
Please consult by telephone with your primary care doctor or nearby hospital if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Trouble breathing, strong lethargy, or high fever
- If you are a high risk person* with fever, cough or other comparatively light cold symptoms
High risk person*: If you are elderly, suffer from any underlying conditions such as diabetes, cardiac insufficiency, and COPD or if you are undergoing dialysis or are taking any immunosuppressive drugs such as cancer medication
- Someone other than those listed above with continuing light cold symptoms such as fever or cough
Inquire immediately if symptoms persist for 4 days or longer. Symptoms vary from person to person, so if you think you have strong symptoms do not hesitate to consult with the center. This applies to people who need to take fever medication to feel well.
- To Pregnant Women
Since pregnant women are similarly affected by the virus as those listed above, please call the center as soon as possible.
- Those with Children
We prefer that you consult directly with your pediatrician, and consult by phone with the center.
If you don't know where to receive consultation...
Call Center of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
- 0120-565653 (toll-free number)
- 365 days (including weekends & holidays)
- From 9 am to 9 pm [English/中文/한국어/Português/Español]
From 9 am to 6 pm [ภาษาไทย]
From 10 am to 7 pm [Tiếng Việt]
Chiba Advisory Service for Foreign Residents
- 043-297-2966 (exclusive advisory number)
- From Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)
- From 9 am to 12 pm, From 1 pm to 4 pm [English/中文/한국어/ภาษาไทย/नेपाली भाषा/हिन्दी/Wikang Tagalog/Español/Português/Tiếng Việt/Русский язык/Bahasa Indonesia]
Call Center of Chiba Prefecture
- 03-6747-8414 (telephone number)
043-224-8910 (facsimile number)
- 365 days (including weekends & holidays)
- 24 hours [Japanese]
If you would like to consult in a foreign language...