It has been confirmed that new coronavirus infections have rapidly spread not only in China but also around the world. Since a Japanese person who has not traveled to China died due to infections of the new coronavirus, even while in Japan please stay away from the crowds and refrain from going out unless absolutely necessary.
Those who apply to following (A) and (B) should contact the specially designated consultation center (帰国者・接触者相談センター) at your local public health center or the jurisdictional public health center in Osaka Prefecture, follow their directions, and also call the Health and Medical Services Center at OCU.
(A) Having symptoms of cold or fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher continues for more than four days (including the situation when you must continue to take medication to reduce fever)
(B) Feel severe drooling (malaise) and breathlessness (dyspnea)
* The above situation continues for approximately two days for elderly people or those with underlying diseases
* If the center thinks you are infected, you will be told to visit a specially designated outpatient clinic (帰国者・接触者外来). Please wear a surgical mask and avoid public transportation in your commute.
Specially designated consultation center (帰国者・接触者相談センター)
(Osaka City Public Health Center): TEL 06-6647-0641 / FAX 06-6647-1029
(Other Public Health Centers in Osaka Prefecture):
Please check the list of the public health centers from here.
Health and Medical Service Center TEL: 06-6605-2108
During the cold and flu season, it is also important to take regular measures against infection, such as proper etiquette with coughing and washing hands.
Useful websites (Japanese):
・Infectious Disease Surveillance (IDSC)
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
・Overseas Travel Information by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
・Tabireji (Travel Registration) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
・Embassy of Japan in China
・Osaka Prefectural Government