【!】COVID-19 [!]

COVID-19 Warning: 【Western Tottori Area】2021.July 19~ 
COVID-19 Warning: 【Central Tottori Area】2021.July 25~

【‼】Numbers of Infected Persons on the Rise【‼】
Infections are spreading outward from localized cluster infections. The infection originated with individuals returning from travel outside Tottori Prefecture and spread others in contact with them. 
  ■For Information about Covid-19 Infection:
  Visit the Ministry of Labour website.   
  Explanations are provided in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali, Khmer, Hindi, Malay, Mongolian, Burmese, French, Turkish, Arabic, and easy Japanese. 
■Get the Latest Details about Vaccinations:
  The site's Q&A includes the following (with some variation according to language):
  ・When and where to get vaccinated
  ・Who gets vaccination priority
  ・The required coupons and process
18 languages are available: English, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean, Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Japanese. (Note that the pages for different languages may be updated at different times.)

Vaccine Information

Residents will receive written notification about the vaccine from local government. Information may be obtained directly from your municipal office. Feel free to contact us at TPIEF if you would like assistance. 

■The following guides have been provided by the national government. Municipalities may use these create versions specific to their locales. (Ministry of Labour)
Screening  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759454.pdf
Explanatory Note  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759294.pdf
Inoculation Notice  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759274.pdf


Telephone Consultation

●Ministry of Labour Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Call Centre
TEL 0120-761770 (toll free)
AM9:00 - PM9:00
For consultation on any matter other than the vaccine, use the contact information below. 

●Ministry of Labour consultation hotline for matters pertaining to Covid-19 infection:
TEL 0120-565651 (toll free)
【Japanese・English・Chinese・Korean・Portuguese・Spanish】AM9:00 - PM9:00
Thai】:AM9:00 - PM6:00


I have a fever! Is it the coronavirus?
⇒ Call your primary care physician first!

※Note: "Primary care physician" refers to the doctor or institution you regularly consult. If you do not have a primary care physician, or are unsure who your primary care physician may be, please contact us at TPIEF.

Opening of Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents

Foreign residents experiencing fever or other symptoms, or who worry that they may have come in contact with infected persons, are encouraged to call TPIEF’s consultation desk.

TEL 0857-51-1165
FAX 0857-51-1175
Hours (Weekdays)9:00-18:00 (Sat/Sun) 9:00-17:30
Outside of the above hours, direct your call to the consultation hotline. Consultation hotline contact details: Tottori Prefectural website: https://www.pref.tottori.lg.jp/289705.htm

If you test positive or suspect you may have had contact with infected individuals  → Call the health centre consultation desk* Telephone Intepreter service available in 18 languages.

Flowchart in Case of Covid-19 Infection

Produced by  Migrants' Neighbor Network & Action (MINNA)
PDF with Japanese, English, Chinese, Nepali, and Vietnamese


*Cases of infection within the prefecture: see the latest information at
https://www.pref.tottori.lg.jp/item/1207264.htm#itemid1207264 (in Japanese)

■【Covid-19 Infection Cases on Rapid Rise Nationwide】
Exercise extra caution when traveling outside of or returning from Tottori Prefecture.
Be especially careful when traveling to  high-risk areas . Avoid traveling at all if possible. State of emergency in effect (until 2021-05-05). 

■A new variant of the virus is spreading. The new form is highly contagious. The virus currently spreading is considered highly mutable as well as highly infectious.

Take all possible precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the health of your society.
■Discrimination toward and ill-treatment of individuals or families infected or undergoing treatment will not be tolerated. Do your part to provide support to all those suffering and seeking treatment.
■At particular risk are persons in close proximity (family, friends, loved ones), multiple occupants of a motor vehicle, and persons eating and drinking together.
■Infection spreads when removing face masks in the presence of close relations, and failure to maintain appropriate distance between friends in situations such as private dining, karaoke, etc.

■Patronize safe establishments. Shops and facilities displaying the stickers below are participants in protocol against infection. 
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■【Increase in Cases Reported Nationwide】 Exercise due caution when leaving and returning to the prefecture, and take all possible measures to prevent infection. Exercise particular caution when traveling to and returning from high-risk regions .

■【To visitors from outside the prefecture】:
The elderly and persons with pre-existing conditions are considered to be at high risk for COVID-19 infection. In Tottori, nearly 30% of the population is elderly, and medical resources including physicians and nursing staff are limited. The impact of increased incidence of infection would be considerable.
Take steps not only to protect yourself, but to ensure that you do not increase the spread of infection to others.

■The risk of infection is present everywhere. Do everything you can to avoid it.
■Install the COVID-19 contact tracer app COCOA on your smartphone.  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/cocoa_00138.html (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare)

■Avoid going out, including to work or school, if you feel even the slightest bit unwell.

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A notice to all foreign residents:

If you have lifestyle-relate concerns resulting from the coronavirus,  please feel free to contact TPIEF by telephone or through the Multilingual Consltation Form . See the bottom of this page for telephone numbers for each of our offices.  


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