COVID-19 Outbreak Warning

February 18, 2020 Posted in Information

Outbreak status of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Since December 2019, there have been multiple reports of cases of infection by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, with the outbreak spreading throughout China. There have also been reports of cases in Japan starting on January 16th, 2020.

To citizens

Use normal precautionary measures like washing your hands just like you would to prevent colds or the seasonal flu, and please practice “cough etiquette” by wearing a mask.

When you want to go to the hospital

If you have travelled to or returned from China (including Hubei Province and the city of Wuhan) in the past two weeks or have come into close contact* with someone who could be infected with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and you have symptoms like cough or fever, please do your part: take precautions like wearing a mask, and please call the number below for consultation before being seen at a medical facility.
Please disclose in advance to the number below if you have travelled to China (including Hubei Province and the city of Wuhan), or if you have come into close contact with someone who has.

*Close contact with regard to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is defined as living with or spending a long amount of time (on public transit or a plane, for example) with someone who may be infected.
For Concerns regarding COVID-19
【Kitakyushu City COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Special Number】
093-522-8745 (24-hour reception)
Those with hearing impairments, please contact us by FAX.
FAX: 093-522-8775
Replies may be delayed at night, or during weekends and holidays.
※This content may be updated as we learn more information.

City of Kitakyushu Public Health and Welfare Bureau Public Health and Sanitation Division
February 12th, 2020


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