In Order to Prevent the Spread of Infection
An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture
（Updated on April
Message ”STOP the Infection!” Was Issued
Since March, the number of those infected
with COVID-19 has been increasing once again across the country.
The government decided to place
semi-emergency measures against COVID-19 for Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi
Prefectures on April 1st, and
for Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa Prefectures on April 9th.
Also in Nara Prefecture, the number of
cases has been growing rapidly since late March. We are striving to increase
medical capacity with no delay and putting all our efforts to protect our
people’s lives. We would ask everyone in Nara to take actions to prevent the
spread of infection.
message of ”STOP the Infection”
order not to contract the virus in Osaka）
avoid eating/drinking or karaoke in Osaka City. Also try to avoid non-essential
or non-urgent visits to the areas under the semi-emergency measures.
visiting Osaka City for work or school, return home straight without stopping
along the way.
your free time in Nara Prefecture. Outdoors or places where preventive measures
are taken are recommended.
order not to catch or pass the infection to your family members）
your family member has cold-like symptoms, or has someone tested positive at
work or school, please try to separate the person from the rest of your family.
meals and sleep separately.
not share towels or tableware with other family members.
possibly infected person should take the last bath.
alert to the variants）
varied coronavirus (UK variant) is spreading around the Kinki region. Please
keep your guard up as it has a stronger ability to spread than the ordinary
・Future Priorities in Fighting against COVID-19(Tuesday, January 26th, 2021)
・A Request to the Residentsin Nara Prefecture Based On the Recent Situation Involving COVID-19 in Nara（November 11th, 2020）
・The ten points you should “now” know about COVID-19 as of October, 2020
・Important things you should keep in mind in order not to contract or spread COVID-19 further
Harassment or discrimination against healthcare workers, infected individuals
or their family members is extremely intolerable.
Protect the lives of yourself and the people around you from infection by carefully practicing precautions
to prevent catching and spreading the virus.
○Strictly practice precautions against the catching and spreading of the disease.
Please practice the following three essential steps.
（1）Wash/disinfect your hands thoroughly
・When you come home, wash your hands and face first and then take a shower and change your clothes as soon as possible.
・Wash your hands carefully with soap and water for 30 seconds.
・After washing, dry your hands well with a clean towel or a paper towel.
※ When you touch your eyes, mouth or nose with your virus infected hands, the viruses will stick to membrane cells and go into them and multiply. It is said that while viruses can go through the membrane, they cannot penetrate healthy skin but just remain on its surface. Washing with soap is effective as the soap can dissolve the outer envelope of the virus.
（2）Maintain a 2m (minimum 1m) distance
・When you talk with someone, avoid facing each other directly.
・Even without symptoms, wear a mask, practice cough etiquette, and frequently maintain good ventilation indoors.
※Beware of heatstroke when you wear a mask in hot and humid weather. Hydrate yourself more often than usual.
（To prevent heat stroke, take off your mask when you are outdoors and stay 2m or more away from others.）
（3）Do not go out when you have any symptoms
・Take your temperature every morning.
・Rest at home when you have a fever or any cold-like symptoms. Where possible, stay in a separate room from other family members.
・Upon meeting high-risk individuals like the elderly or those with chronic diseases, be more strict when checking your health.
●Maintain a distance from others.
●Ventilate rooms and wear
a mask in meetings.
●Adopt teleworking and
staggered working days/hours
●Promote having meetings and
exchanging business cards online.
●Avoid talking as much as possible when you take off your mask for eating/drinking.
●Go shopping alone or with a minimum number of people when it is not crowded.
●Maintain a distance
at the checkout line.
●When you go to a park, choose a less crowded place and time.
●Go jogging or cycling with a minimum number of people and keep your distance.
●Avoid hard exercise that makes you feel short of breath while wearing a mask.
Eating with others
●Avoid sharing food
with others and order
●Do not attend if you have any symptoms (fever, fatigue, sore throat, etc.) or if in the past few
days you visited
a high-risk place
●When you visit a facility serving alcohol including host clubs and hostess bars, please avoid establishments that fail to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
(Guidelines include: Employees must wear face masks; good ventilation should be maintained; there should be dividers or a space of 1m or more between seats; there should be dividers in front of seats or face-to-face seating should be avoided, etc.)
How to throw away used masks/tissues
●Do not touch them
directly with your hand
(Place the garbage bag
into a garbage can).
●Put a mask/tissue in a
small bag or wrap with paper before putting it in a garbage bag.
●Make sure that the garbage bag will not tear. Tightly seal the bag and throw it away.
●Wash your hands right away.
Seasonal Events (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, viewing the first sunrise of the year, etc.)
●When participating in an event, please make sure to carefully practice basic preventive measures against infection.
● Please do not join seasonal events where basic preventive measures are not fully observed.
● In particular, please avoid events or parties where an unspecified large number of people may gather spontaneously and speak, shout, or sing loudly.
● If you organize or participate in an event, please make sure to maintain appropriate physical distancing, disinfect your hands, wear masks, avoid loud conversations, and take any other necessary preventive measures.
●Please try to avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol, drinking for hours or into the late hours of the night either on the street or in restaurants/bars, also avoid joining seasonal events while/after drinking.
●When necessary, please try to find a new way of enjoying the seasonal events, such as spending time with your family at home and joining online events.