February 18, 2020 NEWS

Notice:Warnings Regarding Infection of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To All Students, Guardians, Faculty, and Staff,

Warnings Regarding Infection of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

February 18, 2020
The Ritsumeikan Trust

On February 14, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs increased the warning level for Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province in China to risk level 3 (Avoid all travel). Meanwhile, Hubei Province, China remains at risk level 3 (Avoid all travel) and China as a whole remains at risk level 2 (Avoid non-essential travel).
In light of the situation in areas in China besides those mentioned above, Ritsumeikan has established a policy regarding travel to China as follows.

Ritsumeikan’s Policy Regarding Travel to China (as of February 18, 2020)

  • Please avoid travel to all areas in Hubei and Zhejiang Provinces.
  • Please also avoid travel that is not essential or urgent to all other areas in China besides those mentioned above.

Please continue to take care to prevent becoming infected and check information issued by government ministries and municipalities regularly for updates.

● Important points regarding prevention of infection
As with seasonal influenza measures, please avoid crowds as much as possible, and be careful to prevent infection by washing your hands, gargling, wearing a mask, and observing coughing etiquette.

● Information from Government Ministries and Municipalities
Be sure to check for the most current information using sources such as the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and municipality websites.

◆Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)(English, Chinese and Korean)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html
◆MOFA Overseas Safety website (in Japanese only)
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/
◆MEXT website (in Japanese only)
https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/coronavirus/index.html

Kyoto Prefecture
◇ Kyoto Prefecture Web Site (English, Chinese and Korean available)
https://www.pref.kyoto.jp/kentai/news/novelcoronavirus.html
◇ Kyoto City Official Website (English, Chinese and Korean available)
https://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/hokenfukushi/page/0000264535.html

Shiga Prefecture
◇ Kusatsu City website (English, Chinese and Korean and 7 other languages available)
http://www.city.kusatsu.shiga.jp/fukushikenko/hoken/kansenshou/madani.html

Osaka Prefecture
◇ Ibaraki City website (English, Chinese and Korean available)
https://www.city.ibaraki.osaka.jp/topics/46587.html

Oita Prefecture
◇ Beppu City website (English, Chinese and Korean available)
https://www.city.beppu.oita.jp/seikatu/kenkou_iryou/kansensyou_nanbyoutou/corona.html

Hokkaido Prefecture
◇ City of Sapporo website (English, Chinese and Korean available)
http://www.city.sapporo.jp/kinkyu_202002.html
◇ Ebetsu City Web Site (English, Chinese and Korean available)
https://www.city.ebetsu.hokkaido.jp/soshiki/hoken/73255.html

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