Regarding the new strain of Coronavirus


What is the Coronavirus?

The new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19), first discovered in China in December 2019, is an infectious virus that affects the respiratory system. It is reported to cause coughing, fevers and pneumonia. The virus is transmitted through coughing/sneezing and direct contact with contaminated surfaces.

Please contact a “Coronavirus Consultation Center” if you have any of the below symptoms:

  • Cold symptoms and/or a fever above 37.5°C which lasts for 4 days or more (2 days or more for the elderly or those with preexisting health problems.)
  • Heavy physical fatigue or trouble breathing

Preventing the Spread of Infection

Please refrain from going to work or school if you have symptoms such as a fever or cold

Individual actions to prevent infection:

  • After going outside, wash your hands
  • Disinfect your hands using an alcohol-based disinfectant
  • Avoid visiting crowded areas
  • Keep rooms at a proper humidity and well ventilated
  • Lead a regular lifestyle, and get enough rest
  • Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids

Preventing Infection through proper “Coughing Etiquette”

  • If you have symptoms of coughing or sneezing, wear a mask
  • If you don’t have a mask, when you sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or the crook of your elbow
Further information on the New Coronavirus in multiple languages

Telephone Consultations Regarding the New Coronavirus are available as below:

ContactCoronavirus Consultation Center
Date/TimeEvery day 00:00~24:00
Tel No018-866-7050

It is possible to consult in foreign languages:

ContactAkita Prefecture Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
Date/Time Thursday 13:00~15:00
Tel No 018-884-7050
Regarding the new strain of Coronavirus (PDF file)

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