【!】COVID-19 Alert【Western Tottori】

A COVID-19 Alert has been issued for western region of Tottori Prefecture. (2020/09/22-10/2)

Cases of infection have been identified (Yonago City and Sakaiminato City: Cases no. 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 and 36 within the prefecture).

A cluster of infection has been identified within Yonago City limits. The infected had come from outside the prefecture for work, and the virus was spread through group activities. It is not considered an increased risk of infection within city limits.

An investigation into the patients’ recent histories is underway, with identification of persons who have been in contact with them. Keep abreast of correct information so as to avoid panic and not be misled.

 

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.

■【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.


Telephone the hotline if you experience cold symptoms, fever, cough, or any changes in your ability to taste or to detect odours. Call before going for treatment and follow the instructions you are given.
 

If you experience cold symptoms, fever, or decreased sense of taste or smell, before you go to the hospital, call:


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