Information about COVID-19

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

 January 24th, 2022

※1 Total number

of confirmed cases

Currently

infected


Deaths

Recovered (total) 

In hospitals,

hotels, or other facilities


※2 Hospitalization

is in the process

of coordination

 At home

 Serious

cases

20,783

3,421

870

10

2,551

-

152

      17,165

            

+483 from

the previous day 

 +207 from

the previous day 

 

-98 from

the previous day

 

+1 from

the previous day

+305 from

the previous day

 - ±0 from

the previous day

 +276 from

the previous day

  ※1 Overlapped with other prefecture(s): 556 cases

      ※2   Includes hospitalization and recovery in accommodation or other facilities

  ※   Available hospital beds: 504  Available hotel rooms: 1,083

In Order to Prevent the Spread of Infection

An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture (Updated on January 21st, 2022)

Regarding Measures to Control COVID-19

 Since the end of last year, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Nara Prefecture has been on the 

 rise. Cases of the Omicron  variant, which reportedly spreads very easily, have also been found in

 the prefecture.

 

 

 Based on the features of the Omicron variant, Nara Prefecture will focus on the following:

 ○Securing the provision of medical services to attend to the increasing number of cases.

 ○Administering the 3rd dose (booster) of vaccinations promptly.

 ○Continuing normal daily activities while taking basic preventative measures.

 

 We would like to ask that residents in Nara Prefecture maintain their usual routine as much as possible while continuing to take basic preventative measures against the virus.

 

 

 

Semi-emergency measures take effect

 In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, semi-emergency measures have taken effect

 in the areas stated below.

 Please avoid non-essential or non-urgent visits to and from areas under the semi-emergency 

 measures.

 

 

Period: January 9th31st

 ・Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, and Okinawa Prefectures

Period: January 21st – February 13th

 ・Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Kagawa, Nagasaki,  

  Kumamoto, and Miyazaki Prefectures

 

A request to the residents in Nara Prefecture in light of the recent COVID-19 situation (July 1st, 2021)

 

Important and Effective Preventive Steps  (released on April 27th, 2021)

 

・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.

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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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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.

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 Telephone Consultation Counters

■Nara Prefecture 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)

 

Call center at the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (general consultation)

   Telephone consultation is available in8 languages (including Japanese)

 

   ◇Telephone number: 0120-565-653(toll free)

 

 ◇Hours  (Operating every day)

  ・Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00~21:00

  ・Thai: 9:00~18:00

  ・Vietnamese: 10:00~19:00


COVID-19 vaccine call center at the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW)

Telephone consultation is available in 8 languages (including Japanese)

 

   ◇Telephone number: 0120-761-770(toll free)

 

 ◇Hours  (Operating every day)

  ・Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00~21:00

  ・Thai: 9:00~18:00

  ・Vietnamese: 10:00~19:00


■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)

 

 

■ FRESC Multilingual COVID-19 Vaccination Support
 The FRESC (Foreign Residents Support Center) supports foreign residents to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at medical institutions in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. They offer consultation, help for booking, and assistance at the vaccination sites on the day of vaccination in multiple languages.
 
 You can get this support if you have a vaccine voucher, and
  - are a mid or long-term resident in Japan, or
  - are a stranded visitor (have been in Japan for 3 or more months), etc.
  * You do not have to live in Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya to receive this support.
  * If you are without a vaccine voucher, please ask the municipality in which you live and obtain one. If you need support for it, please contact the FRESC desk mentioned above.

 Book your vaccine at: FRESC Vaccine Reservation Phone Desk

 

 ◇Phone: 03-4332-2601
  Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Weekdays only)
  Available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.

For more details, please see their web page(in Japanese only)

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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