January 29, 2020
UPDATE February 13, 2020
UPDATE February 27, 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 in Japan, it can be said that the virus is spreading.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released infectious disease risk information one after another. 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 and Wenzhou of Zhejiang Province in China. Furthermore, please do not travel to places other than the Chinese provinces of Hubei and Zhejiang, if non-essential. The same applies to Daegu City and Cheongdo County in Republic of Korea.
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 the specified areas/countries out of necessity, please be sure to contact the GraSPP Graduate School Office in advance.
* The latest information has been posted on the UTokyo Division for Health Service Promotion website.
[Precautions in Japan]
As there are some patients with unknown transmission route in Japan, please consider measures such as a gargling, washing of hands, wearing of masks, avoiding crowded areas when you go out. In addition, please wash hands frequently and observe the “coughing manners” including wearing a mask, especially if visiting packed places.
[Returning to Japan]
Should you return to Japan from the target area as applied in Article 5, paragraph (1), item (xiv) of Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (hereinafter referred to as a “target area”), please refer to “Flow chart for members (Students / Faculty and staff) returning from “target area””.
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.
[Precautions for daily]
First of all, we advise you to wash your hands with soap and water frequently, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel when soap and water are not available.
When you have symptoms such as coughs and sneezes, please cover your mouth and nose properly (called “coughing manners”, explained below).
If you cover coughs and sneezes with your hands and touches objects around you with those hands, there is a chance of spreading virus via those objects.
Properly covering coughs and sneezes is particularly important when you are in crowded places such as schools, offices and packed trains. Seniors and persons with chronic diseases are advised to take extra precaution and avoid visiting packed places and using public transportation as much as possible.
Q:What is the “coughing manners”?
It refers to the way you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, handkerchief, or the edge of a sleeve
to avoid spreading germs to other people. An illustrated description is available on the website:
If you have mild symptoms such as a cold or fever, please do not go out and please treat at home. However, in the following cases, please consulte Returnee and contact person consultation center without patience. In addition, please contact the office of your department.
･Cold symptoms or fever of 37.5 degrees or more for more than 4* days
･Feel strong tired or breathlessness (dyspnea)
*In the case of elderly people or those with underlying diseases, for more than 2days
*In the case of pregnant women, more earlier, just in case.
In addition, if you have no symptoms, please review your daily behavior patterns and please avoid situations where you repeat a face-to-face conversations with many people as much as possible. If you don’t have any symptoms, you shouldn’t go to a medical institution just because you are worried.
※ 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.
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Cabitnet Secretariat／About Novel Coronavirus infectious disease (in Japanese)
◎ Office for Pandemic Influenza and New Infection Diseases Preparedness and Response,
Cabitnet Secretariat／Q&A about Novel Coronavirus infectious disease (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
○ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／Message to the public about holding the event (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／Basic policy on countermeasures
for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (in Japanese)
◎ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／Q&A (English) about the new coronavirus
◎ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare／Returnee and contact person consultation center
for Novel Coronavirus (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan／Danger / Spot / Wide area information – China (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan／Danger / Spot / Wide area information – Korea (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan／Danger / Spot / Wide area information – Iran (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan／Danger / Spot / Wide area information – Italy (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 Foreign Affairs of Japan／Restrictions on entry and restrictions on actions
after entry for Japanese nationals in each country (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, Korea and Iran (updated February 27) (in Japanese)
○ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology／About thinking about
holding of various events (in Japanese)
○ The University of Tokyo Health Service Center／Novel Coronavirus related illness (COVID-19)