Information about COVID-19

Numbers of Those Infected and Hospitalized with COVID-19 in Nara Prefecture

As of 15:00, September 28th, 2020

※1 Total number

of those infected

 

Currently

infected

 

Dead

Recovered
/discharged (total)

In hosital

At hotel(s)

At home

         567

17 17 0 - 9 541

+5 from

the previous day

 +3 from

the previous day

+3 from

the previous day

±0 from

the previous day

-

±0 from

the previous day

+2 from

the previous day

  ※1 Overlapped with other prefecture(s): 15 cases

  ※   Available hospital beds: 467  Available hotel rooms: 108

In Order to Prevent the Spread of Infection

An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture

Secondary infection outside family members (among coworkers and friends) is increasing.
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.

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(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.)

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(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.

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Working
●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.

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Shopping
●Go shopping alone or with a minimum number of people when it is not crowded.
●Maintain a distance at the checkout line.

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Entertainment/sports
●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.

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Eating with others
●Avoid sharing food with others and order individually.
●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 of infection.

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●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.

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 Telephone Consultation Counters

■Returnee/Contact Consultation Center (COVID-19 Consultation Desk)
 Enquire with the number below if you are worrying about getting the COVID-19 infection. The service is generally available only in Japanese.
 
 ◇Phone: 0742-27-1132 FAX: 0742-27-8565 (Available 24/7)
 

■AMDA Medical Information Center ”Novel Coronavirus Multilingual Consultation Center”
 Telephone consultation is available in 9 languages. Details can be found here (external link)
 
 ◇Phone: 03-6233-9266 (Weekdays 10:00〜16:00)


■The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) “Japan Visitor Hotline”
 The JNTO operates a multilingual visitor hotline (in English, Chinese and Korean) to foreign visitors to Japan who want help including COVID-19 related matters.
  
 ◇Phone: 050-3816-2787  (Available 24 hours, 365 days a year)

 

■FRESC(Foreign Residents Support Center) Help Desk
FRESC Help Desk offers consultations to foreign residents who find themselves in troubling situations, such as losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phone consultations are available in 14 languages.

 ◇Phone: 0120-76-2029 (Weekdays: 9:00〜17:00)

COVID-19 Contact App (COCOA)

The more users of the app, the more effective it will be in preventing the spread of infection.

Please install the app COCOA to protect yourself, your loved ones, your community and society.

○ This app, upon users’ approval, uses the short-range communication function (Bluetooth) found on smartphones and notifies the users if they might have been in close proximity to others who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus while ensuring anonymity for your privacy.
○ By knowing that they might have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, the users can receive support, such as getting tested at a public health center at an earlier stage.

Leaflets about the Contact App COCOA

【How to install the app】
Search for “COCOA” on the App Store or on Google Play, and then install the app.

Google Play         ・App Store

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