This is to inform you of the situation as of May 9 and the response of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
The number of infections associated with the new coronavirus reached 15,649 in Japan.
In addition, 600 people died in Japan and 8,127 were discharged from hospital in Japan.
Message to the people
We will continue to closely monitor the situation in China and other countries and work closely with relevant organizations to provide prompt and accurate information. We ask the public to take measures against infectious diseases such as wearing masks and washing hands thoroughly.
See Attachment 2 for the response of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
(Attachment 2) List of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Notifications and Administrative Communication
[Information for local governments and medical institutions]
Please 1: Please refrain from going out as much as possible.
If you have to go out, please wear a mask.
Please 2: Avoid “(iii) dense;” (Condensed, sealed, tight).
Populations share the common features of “with poor ventilation” “a space in which people gather together” and “Places where there is a high risk that an unspecified number of people will come into contact with them”.
Try to avoid going to such places as much as possible, and if it is unavoidable, wear a mask and try to ventilate, do not speak loudly, and avoid talking at a distance where your hands touch the other person.
Please 3: Cough etiquette (When coughing or sneezing, use a mask, tissue, handkerchief, sleeve, or the inside of the elbow to hold the mouth or nose.) and hand washing.