January 29, 2020
UPDATE February 13, 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 declared 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, please do not travel to places other than Hubei Province in China, if possible.
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.
* In case you travel to China (other than Hubei Province) out of necessity, please be sure to contact the GraSPP Graduate School Office in advance.
[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.
[Returning to Japan from China] *This is a temporary translation.
Should you return to Japan from China, please refer to “Flow chart for members (Students / Faculty and staff) returning from China”. Please Contact the office of your department first.
In addition, please report of your health condition at the time of returning, especially if you have a fever of 37.5 degrees or higher and respiratory symptoms.
※ 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 > *This is a temporary translation.
○ Office for Pandemic Influenza and New Infection Diseases Preparedness and Response,
Cabitnet Secretariat／About Novel Coronavirus infectious disease (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／About Novel Coronavirus infectious disease
◎ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／Q&A site about Novel Coronavirus infectious
disease (2020 February 13 edition)
○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan／Danger / Spot / Wide area information – China (in Japanese)
◎ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan／Please consider returning to China early or
postponing your travel to China as soon as possible (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology／About Novel Coronavirus
infectious disease (in Japanese)
◎ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology／For Japanese students
studying in China (updated February 12) (in Japanese)
○ The University of Tokyo Health Service Center／Novel Coronavirus related illness (COVID-19)