!! Emergency Measures from the 20th of August to the 12th of September !!

August 21, 2021 Posted in Information

Fukuoka Prefecture will be enforcing Emergency Measures from the 20th of August to the 12th of September.

Please refer to the  PDF file “Request to all Prefectural residents” → Request to all Prefectural residents.pdf

 

◆ Medical Accommodations

A total of 2,106 rooms have been secured at 10 temporary accommodation facilities (hotels etc.).

The administration of neutralizing antibody drugs ("antibody cocktail therapy") to residents who are at risk of becoming seriously ill, started on the 16th of August, and is being promoted to prevent serious illnesses and avoid overcrowding of critical care beds.

 

◆ Loan of pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters will be loaned to all residents being treated at home, and condition will be monitored thoroughly. The public health center will respond to inquiries pertaining to fever etc. on weekdays, and for consultations at other times (after office hours, weekends, holidays etc.), queries will be responded to by the after hours call center.

 

◆ Distribution of ready-to-eat Meals (retort pouch)
Ready-to-eat meals (retort pouch) will be distributed free of charge to those living alone and have difficulty acquiring food.

 

◆ Oxygen Stations

Oxygen Stations are be set up by the end of August.

Oxygen stations for the administration of oxygen (24 hours in principle) are for those with worsening conditions and are awaiting hospitalization.

The stations will accept patients upon request from the public health center or the fire department and administer oxygen and medication as necessary until the hospital where the patient is to be hospitalized is able to accept the patient.

 

For more details, please visit the Fukuoka Prefecture homepage at the link below

https://www.pref.fukuoka.lg.jp/site/english/emergency20210817.html

 

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