Attention: Pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus
There have been cases of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province since December last year. There have also been confirmed cases in Japan.
If you have recently visited Wuhan, and you develop symptoms such as a cough or fever before or while entering Japan, you must inform a quarantine station (検疫所(けんえきしょ)).
If symptoms appear when you are in Japan, go to a hospital or clinic as soon as possible. Before you go, make sure to contact the hospital or clinic in advance. Also, wear a mask when you go.
At this time of year, it is also common to catch a cold or the flu. We must all try to stop the spread of infection with our usual hygiene and precautions such as wearing a mask and washing hands.
For more information, please refer to
- The City of Hiroshima (Japanese language)
- Ministry of Helalth, Labour and Welfare (Japanese language)
- NHK World-Japan News
- NHK World-Japan News: “#Coronavirus”
January 29, 2020
Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, International Relations & Cooperation Division