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更新日:2020年2月25日

To People from Overseas: Information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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On March 4th, 2020, Miyazaki Prefecture recorded its first confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (Designated COVID-19 by the World Health Organization).

In response to this, the Prefectural Government is taking various measures in order to prevent further spread of the virus.

Characteristic symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever and sore throat, a persistent cough (that continues for over a week), and many people complain of acute weariness.

In rare and extreme cases, the virus can lead to pneumonia and some deaths have been reported, so we urge everyone to take care. The elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly at risk of severe infection.

Advice Centers

If you have the following symptoms, before going to see a doctor, please get in touch with your nearest Advice Center for people who may have had contact with the virus:

  • Cold or Flu-like symptoms and a fever of over 37.5˚C that has continued for over 4 days (including cases where people are taking medicine to bring their fever down).
  • Intense weariness and respiratory complications (difficulty breathing) 

Note: Elderly people and those with pre-existing medical conditions should contact their nearest Advice Center if they have had the above symptoms for 2 days or more.

List of Advice Centers for people who may have had contact with the virus:

  • Centers are open from 08:30 to 17:15, and can only answer enquiries in Japanese
    Centers are able to respond by phone to emergency enquiries outside of business hours
Facility Relevant Area Phone

Miyazaki City Medical Health Center
(Miyazaki-shi hokensho, kenkō shienka)

Miyazaki City 0985-29-5286

Miyazaki Prefecture, Central Public Health Office

(Miyazaki-ken chūō hokensho)

Kunitomi, Aya 0985-28-2111

Nichinan Public Health Office

(Nichinan hokensho)

Nichinan, Kushima 0987-23-3141

Miyakonojo Public Health Center

(Miyakonojō hokensho)

Miyakonojo, Mimata 0986-23-4504

Kobayashi Public Health Office

(Kobayashi hokensho)

Kobayashi, Ebino, Takaharu 0984-23-3118

Takanabe Public Health Office

(Takanabe hokensho)

Saito, Takanabe, Shintomi, Nishimera, Kijo, Kawaminami, Tsuno 0983-22-1330

Hyuga Public Health Office

(Hyūga hokensho)

Hyuga, Kadogawa, Morotsuka, Shiiba, Misato 0982-52-5101

Nobeoka Public Health Office

(Nobeoka hokensho)

Nobeoka 0982-33-5373

Takachiho Publich Health Office

(Takachiho hokensho)

Takachiho, Hinokage, Gokase

0982-72-2168

For People from Overseas Living in Miyazaki Prefecture:

The Miyazaki International Foundation operates a Support Center for Foreign Residents, and is able to accept any enquiries relating to admin or daily life – if you have any worries, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

Miyazaki Support Center for Foreign Residents(PDF:928KB)

  • TEL:0985-41-5901
  • FAX:0985-41-5902
  • Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10:00 – 19:00 (Except New Year’s and public holidays)
  • Able to respond to enquiries in: English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Nepalese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Burmese (Myanmar Language), Khmer, Mongolian

For People from Overseas on Vacation in Miyazaki Prefecture:

The Japan National Tourist Office (JNTO) operates the Japan Visitor Hotline, which is able to respond to enquiries about COVID-19, the new Coronavirus.

Japan Visitor Hotline(PDF:571KB)

  • TEL: 050-3816-2787
  • Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Able to respond to enquiries in: English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

To Prevent the Spread of the Virus:

Things to be Aware of in Daily Life:

How to Prevent the Spread of Infection(PDF:995KB)

  • The most important thing is to wash your hands. Whenever you come home after having been outside, and before and after cooking and eating, make sure to properly wash your hands using soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • If someone is coughing or sneezing and covers their mouth with their hand, the virus can then be transferred from that hand to anything they touch. It can then spread to other people via things lots of people touch, like doorknobs and so on, so be sure to practice the proper etiquette when sneezing or coughing.
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions and the elderly should avoid large crowds where possible.
  • If you develop any cold or flu-like symptoms, don’t chance it – take some time off school or work, and make a note of your temperature every day.

Washing your Hands

Hand-washing(PDF:911KB)

  • Wash your hands thoroughly using soap, and then rinse them off well.
  • After washing your hands, dry them using paper towels or something similar. If using a towel, make sure to change it every time, or use your own.
  • Wash the handle of the faucet at the same time as you wash your hands, or use a paper towel to close it to reduce the risk of re-infecting your hands after washing them. 

Cough and Sneeze Etiquette

Cough and Sneeze Etiquette(PDF:952KB)

  • If you are coughing or sneezing, make sure to wear a mask so that you don’t infect others. If you don’t have a mask, cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief, a tissue or the inside of your elbow, turn your face away from other people and try and put a distance of 1m or more between you.
  • Throw away tissues that have become dirty with mucus or phlegm into the trash, and if you covered your nose or mouth with the palm of your hand, make sure to wash them straight away.
  • If someone else is coughing, ask them to put a mask on.

A Request Regarding Masks

In order to effectively prevent the spread of contagious illnesses, it is very important that people with colds or who may have other infectious illnesses wear masks. However – please don’t over-buy masks – only buy what you need to use. Thank you for your cooperation!

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