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About the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)

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Information on COVID-19 Vaccination

Purpose of vaccination

The purpose of the vaccination is to decrease deaths and severe cases related to COVID-19, and the subsequent reduction of overall cases.

 

Vaccination period

The vaccination rollout is expected to finish by late February 2022.

The tentative order of rollouts is as follows (information taken partially from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan’s website).

(1)Medical workers

(2)Older adults (individuals born on or before April 1 1957, aged 65 or older in FY2021)

(3)Individuals with underlying health conditions who are not older adults, staff in aged care

facilities, staff in childcare facilities or preschools, staff in junior high schools or

elementary schools, year 12 students

(4)Individuals who do not fit the descriptions above

*There have been multiple reports of wrong numbers dialled by individuals attempting to contact local call centres and helpdesks.

Ensure that you have the right number before making a call, and approach your local municipality for reservation and vaccination dates.

コールセンター(英語)

What you need to know about COVID-19 Vaccines

Translation of Prevaccination Screening Questionnaire for COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Regarding Future Measures in Response to COVID-19(August 17~September 12)

Regarding Future Measures in Response to COVID-19

 

Aug 17, 2021

1    Outbreak status

With cases linked to the Delta variant on the rise, outbreaks are occurring across Japan as national daily case counts reach over 20 thousand.

 

Oita Prefecture is also facing a rapidly expanding outbreak caused by the highly contagious and fast-spreading Delta variant. While cases among older adults have dropped as a result of vaccination, there has lately been a rise in cases in other age groups.

 

Hospital bed occupancy rate per 100 thousand population has also risen, placing Oita Prefecture on Stage 3 of the infection alert scale.

 

In order to strengthen the medical framework, the prefecture has secured bed spaces and will open its fourth recovery accommodation facility from Aug 18. Discussions for the establishment of recovery accommodation facility in Nakatsu and Hita, where local cases are rapidly rising, are also underway. Concurrently, the prefecture is working to ensure that a doctor will always be on duty in each facility - this is to warrant that antibody cocktail treatments, which are effective at fending off severe symptoms, can be administered. In addition to conducting extensive epidemiological investigations and swift testing procedures, the Oita Prefecture strives to deliver essential information to the public and implores residents to participate in the following measures until Sep 12.

 

 

2    Specific measures

(1) Self-quarantine

As cases caused by the highly contagious Delta variant are on the rise, residents should refrain from leaving home for non-essential, non-urgent matters. If you must leave home, avoid crowded spaces and adhere to other infection control measures.

 

When travelling outside of Oita Prefecture, pay close attention to trends occurring across different regions and act according to circumstances when travelling. Reconsider all travels to and from areas with a rise in case counts.

 

If you must partake in travel, carefully monitor your body temperature and other health conditions. For the safety of you and those around you, take a PCR or antigen test using private services before and after your trip whenever possible. Locally, testing centres are available in Oita City, Beppu City, and Usa City. If you feel unwell, consider rescheduling your trip.

 

(2) Travels within Oita Prefecture

To control the spread of local cases, all new bookings using the "New Oita Travel Coupon [新しい旅割]" service will be suspended from Aug 18 until further notice. While existing bookings are still be honoured, we implore residents to pay attention to outbreak statuses and exercise caution when making travels.

 

(3) Dining facilities

The prefecture has secured bed spaces and will open its fourth recovery accommodation facility on Aug 18, both as efforts to strengthen the healthcare system. Discussions for the establishment of recovery accommodation facility in Nakatsu and Hita, where local cases are rapidly rising, are underway. The prefecture is also working to ensure that each facility will always have a doctor on duty - this is to warrant that antibody cocktail treatments, which are effective at fending off severe symptoms, can be administered. In addition to conducting extensive epidemiological investigations and swift testing procedures, the Oita Prefecture strives to deliver essential information to the public - we implore residents to participate in the following measures until Sep 12.

(4) Supporting businesses

Businesses that have been negatively impacted by the restrictions but are ineligible to the national financial subsidy or the prefecture’s assistance fund (e.g. liquor stores and taxi operators) are eligible to the prefectural financial subsidy.

 

(5) Group dining

When dining out, always implement infection prevention measures such as wearing a mask when not eating, reducing contact times and participant numbers, not moving around seats and making spaced-out seating arrangements.

 

The prefecture recommends dining in establishments that follow Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19, such as ‘Reassurance is Appetising PLUS’-certified restaurants (‘Anshin wa oishii’ ‘安心はおいしい’プラス). In light of recent cases that are linked to certified restaurants, the prefecture is reviewing certification criteria in accordance to the Delta variant’s higher transmissibility.

 

In the span of this month, we have identified 50 cases linked to 20 dining facilities that provide entertainment services. Special considerations should be taken when visiting such establishments.

 

(6)Karaoke

Karaoke poses high-risk settings since the activity increases the spread of airborne droplets. Lately, there have been reports of clusters caused by karaoke sessions. Participation should be limited to among family members, with masks worn at all times.

(7) Measures for workplace and schools

There has been a rising number of family clusters linked to workplaces or schools with the upsurgeance of the Delta variant. In addition to regular handwashing and hand sanitisation, we urge residents to avoid any of the 3Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings). Nonwoven masks should be worn in indoor settings at all times, while conversation time should be reduced with appropriate physical distance taken between speakers. During mealtimes, masks should be worn when not eating, and conversation should be kept to a minimum.

 

We urge workplaces to continue providing remote work options. For schools that have completed the summer break, the reduction of physical contact and other infection control efforts should be thoroughly implemented during classes and club activities.

 

(8) Large-scale attraction facilities

Starting with Tokyo, there have been reports of infection in large-scale attraction facilities as of late. In response to the Delta variant, facilities should implement attendance caps, the streamlining of events, and other measures that prevent crowding.

 

3    Vaccination rollout

Following the completion of rollout for adults aged 65 or higher, the Oita Prefecture expects to receive enough dosage to vaccinate 80% of its local residents from the Government of Japan by early October. In conjunction to supporting businesses and universities partaking in municipality-or-occupational-specific vaccination rollouts, the prefecture will be providing vaccination to all residents at the Observation Hall (14F) of the Oita Prefectural Office’s New Annex from September. The service will also be available during weekday nights and across weekends for the convenience of working individuals.

 

Residents may register for vaccination starting from 9AM, Aug 21. While the target rollout completion time was initially set in early November, the prefecture hopes to move this time forward through the new schedule.

 

Many residents have expressed concerns and uncertainties towards vaccination, and hesitancy is witnessed especially among lower age groups. However, there is consensus among experts that the benefits of the vaccines outweigh risks. In this light, we encourage residents to receive the vaccine while staying correctly informed.

 

4    Conclusion

The prefecture would like to emphasis the highly contagious and fast-spreading nature of the Delta variant – we are now facing a situation that demands higher precautions and measures that are more stringent. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to individual safety as well as community infection control – if you feel unwell, seek medical attention immediately even if symptoms are mild.

 

While infection control efforts have been long and strenuous, the prefecture deeply appreciates residents’ understanding and cooperating in the matter.

 

英語

 

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Request to all residents (on seeking medical consultations when displaying a fever or other cold-like symptoms)

(1)   How to request for medical consultations when you have a fever

     If you are experiencing a fever or other cold-like symptoms, refrain from going to work or school, and consult your family doctor or a nearby medical institution over the phone. If your family doctor cannot provide direct assistance, you will be referred to a designated nearby medical institution.

     To avoid congestion and other forms of complication, the names of designated medical institutions will not be revealed publically. If you do not have a family doctor, wish to make an afterhours consultation, or otherwise feel uncertain about whom to contact, please direct your call to the Medical Visit Consultations Centre, a service available from Nov 9 (Tel: 097-506-2755. Hours: 09時00分~21時00分). The consultations centre will subsequently refer you to a designated nearby medical institution. The centre runs regularly from late November yearly during influenza season, and will be available for 24-hours daily starting from Nov 16.

 (2)   Basic infection prevention measures

     We would like to remind residents to adapt to the new normal through actions such as thorough handwashing, practising good cough etiquette, wearing facemasks and avoiding the overlap of the 3Cs.

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Installing the Covid-19 contact tracing application Cocoa

The contact tracing application Cocoa was developed by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as part of the effort to contain the spread Covid-19. Cocoa is a smartphone application that delivers information on instances of potential contact with Covid-19 patients.

For your safety, the safety of those around you and the wellbeing of the greater community, we strongly encourage all residents to make use of the Cocoa application.

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*Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare webpage: (URL)

Considerations for human rights in relation to Covid-19

(Past Notice)

Regarding Future Measures in Response to COVID-19(May 26, 2021) [PDFファイル/64KB]

Regarding Future Measures in Response to COVID-19(May 11, 2021) [PDFファイル/69KB]

Regarding Future Measures in Response to COVID-19(May 6, 2021) [PDFファイル/70KB]

Regarding Future Measures in Response to COVID-19(Apr 25, 2021) [PDFファイル/67KB]

Regarding Future Measures in Response to Covid-19(Apr 13, 2021) [PDFファイル/58KB]

Regarding Future Measures in Response to Covid-19(Mar 3) [PDFファイル/118KB]

Regarding Future Measures in Response to Covid-19(Feb 3, 2021) [PDFファイル/95KB]
Regarding Future Measures in Response to Covid-19(Jan 22) [PDFファイル/169KB]
Future Measures in Response to the State of Emergency (Jan 8, 2021) [PDFファイル/293KB]
Actions related to Covid-19 during the New Year Holidays(Dec 21, 2020) [PDFファイル/161KB]
Future action related to Covid-19 (Dec.8.2020) [PDFファイル/153KB]
Current Status of Covid-19 [PDFファイル/96KB]
Notice Concerning Group Dining
Future Measures Concerning Influenza Season Preparations and the [PDFファイル/54KB]
Future Measures for Matters on Covid-19 [PDFファイル/521KB]
61st & 62nd Case of Covid-19 Infection in Oita Prefecture [PDFファイル/102KB]
Requests from the Joint Session of Covid-19 Countermeasures Headquarters and the Emergency Revitalisation of Socio-Economic Activities Headquarters [PDFファイル/56KB]
Traveling in the New Normal
Concerning the Overall Lifting of Travel Restrictions and Relevant Measures [PDFファイル/49KB]
Concerning the Lifting of the State of Emergency and Relevant Measures from May 26th[PDFファイル/111KB]
Lifting of the State of Emergency from May 15 and Relevant Measures  [PDFファイル/99KB]
‘New Lifestyle’ [PDFファイル/432KB]
Extension of the “Declaration of the State of Emergency” and correspondence from May 7th. [PDFファイル/421KB]
Measures in Response to Covid-19 (as of April 27, 2020) [PDFファイル/97KB]
Suspension of Services from Recreational Facilities to Prevent the Further Spread of Covid-19 [PDFファイル/66KB]
Measures from April 18 Concerning Preventing the Further Spread of Infection Following the Extension of the State of Emergency [PDFファイル/42KB]
Measures Concerning Schools and Other Institutions from Apr 17 [PDFファイル/49KB]
Measures from April 15 [PDFファイル/103KB]
The Governor of Oita Prefecture’s Comments on Receiving the Japanese Government’s State of Emergency Declaration on Covid-19 [PDFファイル/36KB]
Measures from April 8 [PDFファイル/88KB]Countermeasures from April 1 [PDFファイル/59KB

Guidelines for Consultations & Medical Visits ~ To All Residents ~

Guidelines for Consultations & Medical Visits

【Support menu for people of Oita affected by the Covid-19 pandemic】

Evaluation for stages of alert

英語

Cases of Covid-19 Infection

8192~8192 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Nov 26, 2021)

8192~8192 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8188~8191 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 24, 2021)

8188~8191 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8184~8185 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 16, 2021)

8184~8185 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8183~8183 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 15, 2021)

8183~8183 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8182~8182 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 14, 2021)

8182~8182 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8180~8181 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 13, 2021)

8180~8181 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/61KB]

 

8178~8179 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 12, 2021)

8178~8179 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8177~8177 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 11, 2021)

8177~8177 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8175~8176 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 10, 2021)

8175~8176 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8166~8174 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 9, 2021)

8166~8174 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8152~8165 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 8, 2021)

8152~8165 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8141~8151 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 7, 2021)

8141~8151 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8131~8140 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 6, 2021)

8131~8140 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/61KB]

 

8125~8130 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 5, 2021)

8125~8130 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8122~8124 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 4, 2021)

8122~8124 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8112~8121 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 3, 2021)

8112~8121 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8102~8111 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 2, 2021)

8102~8111 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8094~8101 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Oct 1, 2021)

8094~8101 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8089~8093 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Sep 30, 2021)

8089~8093 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

8079~8088 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Sep 29, 2021)

8079~8088 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/61KB]

 

8060~8078 Case of Covid-19 Infection(Sep 28, 2021)

8060~8078 Case of Covid-19 Infection [PDFファイル/32KB]

 

1st~8059Reports

 

 

About recuperation in accommodation facilities for Covid-19 patients with mild or no symptoms

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Avoid the three Cs [PDFファイル/492KB]

 

 

Advice for Households ~8 Points to Keep in Mind~

If someone in your family has a suspected case of Covid-19, follow the 8 points stated to prevent the further spread of infection within the household.
The guidelines are also applicable to individuals who have recently returned from abroad or regions reporting high patient numbers.

Advice for Households ~8 Points to Keep in Mind~ [PDFファイル/550KB]

Advice for Households with a Suspected Covid-19 Patient (Summarised by the Japanese Society for Infection Prevention and Control)

What is the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infection?

  The Covid-19 infection is a viral infectious disease like the common cold. Common symptoms include a lingering cough that may last for around a week and a strong sense of fatigue.
  The incubation period between infection and onset can be anywhere between 1 to 12.5 days, though a 5-to-6-day-period seems to be the most common timeframe.
  Out of the cases of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, 80% display minor symptoms, and relatively few children have been diagnosed.

On the other hand, elderlies and individuals with underlying health complications may be more prone to becoming seriously ill.

Methods of transmission for Covid-19 include droplet transmission and contact transmission.

-Droplet Transmission-
The virus is released via the infected individual’s respiratory droplets through actions such as sneezing, coughing and spitting before it is transferred to healthy individuals by contacting surfaces of the eye, mouth or other body parts.

-Indirect Contact Transmission-
The virus is distributed by the infected individual after they sneeze or cough into their hands and touch other surfaces. Transmission occurs via the mucous membrane when healthy individuals touch the contaminated surfaces, and then touch their mouth, nose or other body parts.

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Number of individuals who have undergone PCR testing for Covid-19

841 persons have undergone Pcr testing on Nov 26,  0 returned positive. 

Out of the 290,755 tests performed within Oita prefecture, 282,568 returned negative results and 8,187 returned positive (Patients released from hospital: 8,102 death toll: 84)

Hand Washing and Cough Manners

1.  Display posters and/or other materials at the entrance to promote good hygiene practices. Poster contents may include ‘please do not enter if you have a fever or any respiratory symptoms’ and ‘please be mindful of others when coughing’. Other precautionary measures, such as encouraging hand-washing and providing hand-sanitizers, should be exercised whenever possible.

  Hand Washing  Cough Manners

2.   Wearing a mask in a crowded space, especially locations with poor ventilation such as indoor spaces, is considered an effective preventive measure against infection. However, unless the wearer’s surrounding is extremely crowded, the mask’s effect is greatly reduced in outdoor spaces. When providing masks and encouraging mask-usage, be mindful to inform event participants of the correct ways to use a mask.

-How to Use a Mask Correctly-

・    Cover the surface from the nose to the chin thoroughly, leaving no gaps.
・    Do not touch the outer surface of the mask.
・    Remove the mask by holding onto the ear-loops.
・    Wash hands thoroughly after disposing the mask in a bin

About Covid-19 Consultation Services in Oita prefecture

For queries concerning temporary school closures, 
please contact the Educational Reform and Planning Division:   Tel: 097-506-5433

For queries concerning work conditions, 
please contact the Oita Labour Bureau: Tel: 097-536-0110  Official Page

For queries concerning assistance for special leave granted to guardians (and the new subsidy policy) in response to the temporary closure of elementary schools and other educational institutions
please contact  Employment Practice and Equal Opportunities Office, the Oita Labour Bureau                  
   Tel: 097-532-4025

For queries concerning business operations and financing, 
please contact the Administrative Creation and Finance Division
   Tel: 097-506-3223 (for business operations)
   Tel: 097-506-3226 (for financing)                  Official Page

For queries concerning agricultural businesses and financing Cooperatives Guidance and Finance Division          
   Tel 097-506-3613                                      Official Page

Consultations for business owners affected by the prefectural government’s recommendations (telephone hotline)
   Tel 0120-936-692                                      Official Page

○Please contact your closest health centre if you wish to receive medical treatment or ask about preventative measures (consultations available 24 hours).

Health Centres

Municipalities

TelephoneFax
(Opening hours only)

E-mail
(Opening hours only)

Oita City Health CentreOita City 097-536-2222097-532-3356hoyobo2@city.oita.lg.jp

Oita Prefectural East Health Centre

Beppu, Kitsuki, Hiji

 0977-67-25110977-67-2512a12080@pref.oita.lg.jp
Kunisaki Health CentreKunisaki, Himeshima 0978-72-11270978-72-3073a12082@pref.oita.lg.jp

Oita Prefectural Central Health Centre

Usuki, Tsukumi 0972-62-91710972-62-9173a12083@pref.oita.lg.jp
Yufu Health CentreYufu 097-582-0660097-582-0691a12084@pref.oita.lg.jp

Oita Prefectural South Health Centre

Saiki 0972-22-05620972-25-0206a12085@pref.oita.lg.jp
Hohi Health CentreTaketa, Bungo-ono 0974-22-01620974-22-7580a12086@pref.oita.lg.jp

Oita Prefectural West Health Centre

Hita, Kokonoe, Kusu

 0973-23-31330973-23-3136a12087@pref.oita.lg.jp

Oita Prefectural North Health Centre

Nakatsu, Usa 0979-22-22100979-22-2211a12089@pref.oita.lg.jp
Bungotakada Health CentreBungotakada 0978-22-31650978-22-2684a12091@pref.oita.lg.jp

The health centres correspond in 19 languages.
(English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhala)

Oita Prefectural Office’s opening hours: 08時30分~17時15分, Mon ~ Fri (excluding public holidays)

○For queries other than receiving treatment for Covid-19

*Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Tel 0120-565653 (toll-free)
 (Reception hours: 09時00分~21時00分 including Saturdays and public holidays)

*Oita Prefecture Office Covid-19 Consultations Desk TEL:097-506-2775
                                    Fax:097-506-1735
                                    E-mail:a12210@pref.oita.lg.jp

*Oita City  Covid-19 Consultations Hotline 097-547-8235 (09時00分~17時00分 Mon~Fri)

Oita City’s Official homepage (URL

〇Call Centre for foreign travelers

 Japan National Tourism Organization (Jnto)’s consultation services are available to foreign travelers 24 hours daily.
 The Japan Visitor Hotline offers multilingual services. For queries concerning Covid-19, please contact:
 TEL: 050-3816-2787 (URL)

※ If you have visual or hearing impairments, or face any other difficulties in telephone communication, please contact the Oita Prefecture via facsimile or email.

Infection Prevention

・Frequent hand-washing and wearing a mask in public is recommended
 - these actions are also effective against the currently wide-spreading influenza.

・Use hand sanitizers.
・Wear a mask if you experience respiratory symptoms such as coughing, a runny nose or a sore throat.
 When you don’t have a mask, sneeze or cough into your elbow instead of your hands.

 ○DIY Mask

  How to Make DIY Mask (Japanese)    Template of DIY Mask

  How to Make DIY Mask (English)

  How to Make DIY Mask (Chinese)

  How to Make DIY Mask (Korean)

Diagnosis and prescription using telephone or other communication devices

~To individuals with chronic medical conditions~
To control the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, individuals with chronic conditions receiving regular medical advice who require medication for pre-diagnosed illnesses can now obtain diagnosis over telephone and other communication devices (hereinafter referred to as ‘telephone etc.’) through certain doctors. Retrieving medication from chemists using faxed prescriptions is also now possible.

 
*Attention
The availability of the services will be decided by the patient’s frequented family doctor based on factors such as convenience and effectiveness. Please consult your family doctor to inquire about these services.

 Suspected cases of Covid-19 infection must be confirmed through face-to-face diagnosis. Prescriptions cannot be likewise made over telephone etc.

 Additionally, prescriptions sent over facsimile or other devices must be of previously prescribed medication for chronic conditions.

Reference Link

 ○ To prevent infection at a gathering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oous-Zh8Xpg

 ○ If you have symptoms of Covid-19   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gton66F0Zd0

 ○ If you are notified that you were in close contact with an infected person  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67-Rhyaok-k

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