Information about COVID-19

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

 April 15th, 2021

※1 Total number

of confirmed cases




Recovered (total) 

In hospitals,

hotels, or other facilities

※2 Hospitalization

is in the process

of coordination

 At home











+86 from

the previous day 

 +27 from

the previous day 


+34 from

the previous day


-1 from

the previous day

-7 from

the previous day

 - +2 from

the previous day

 +57 from

the previous day

  ※1 Overlapped with other prefecture(s): 162 cases

      ※2   Includes hospitalization and recovery in accommodation or other facilities

  ※   Available hospital beds: 376  Available hotel rooms: 254

In Order to Prevent the Spread of Infection

An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture (Updated on April 16th, 2021)

Urgent 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.


Urgent message of ”STOP the Infection”

In order not to contract the virus in Osaka


Please 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.

When visiting Osaka City for work or school, return home straight without stopping along the way.

Spend your free time in Nara Prefecture. Outdoors or places where preventive measures are taken are recommended.



In order not to catch or pass the infection to your family members


If 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.

Have meals and sleep separately.

Do not share towels or tableware with other family members.

The possibly infected person should take the last bath.



Be alert to the variants


The 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 ones.



・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.)

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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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●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 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.



●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.


 Telephone Consultation Counters

■COVID-19 Testing Consultation Desk (former returnee/contact consultation center)
 If you have a fever or other symptoms, first consult with a local doctor by phone. If there is no doctor nearby, or if regardless of your symptoms you suspect you are infected, please consult with this consultation desk.
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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