January 29, 2020
To all members of UTokyo
Division for Health Service Promotion
Information regarding Novel Coronavirus（Important）
Following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China, there have been cases of people being diagnosed with the same virus outside China and therefore, it can be said that the virus is spreading.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set the warning level to “Level 3 – Do not travel (Recommend cancellation of travel)” to the whole of the Hubei Province.
Furthermore, the Japanese Government has issued a cabinet ordinance declaring the pneumonia caused as a result of the Novel Coronavirus as a “designated infectious disease” on the basis of the Infectious Disease Law.
Therefore, the Division for Health Service Promotion has issued an alert and request to all members as follows. We ask all employees to take appropriate measures with good, common sense.
[Travelling to foreign countries]
Please do not travel to Hubei Province in China. Furthermore, if travelling to places other than Hubei Province in China, please consider its necessity.
In addition, please consider measures such as a gargling, washing of hands, wearing of masks, avoiding crowded areas when traveling to countries other than China where infection has been already reported to. Also, please try to obtain the latest information for that region before you travel.
[Precautions in Japan]
As there are a large number of tourists from the foreign countries in Japan, it is necessary to take precautions. Please make sure to obtain appropriate information and calmly take action. In addition, please consider measures such as a gargling, washing of hands, wearing of masks, avoiding crowded areas when you go out.
※ Should you feel ill and consider it as a result related to this or if you have questions, please refer the website of Division for Health Service Promotion (http://www.hc.u-Tokyo.ac.jp/en).
Division for Health Service Promotion (Health Service Center)
Hongo Health Service Center 03-5841-2579
Komaba Health Service Center 03-5454-6180
Kashiwa Health Service Center 04-7136-3040
○ More information
・Measures related to the infectious disease about the Novel Coronavirus-related pneumonia (website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) (in Japanese)
・Information about the novel coronavirus-related pneumonia that originated in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China) (website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) (in Japanese)
・Q&A site about the Novel Coronavirus-related pneumonia that originated in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China (January 27, 2020 version)) (in Japanese)
・Overseas Travel Safety Information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (in Japanese)
・Information regarding Novel Coronavirus / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (in Japanese)
・For Japanese students studying in China / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (in Japanese)