Regarding the new strain of Coronavirus

19Feb 2020 Nagasaki-Ken
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■What is the Coronavirus?

The new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19), first discovered in China in December 2019, is an infectious virus that affects the respiratory system. It is reported to cause coughing, fevers and pneumonia. The virus is transmitted through coughing/sneezing and direct contact with contaminated surfaces.


■ Please contact a “Coronavirus Consultation Center” if you have any of the below symptoms:

Cold symptoms and/or a fever above 37.5℃ which lasts for 4 days or more (2 days or more for the elderly or those with preexisting health conditions)

Heavy physical fatigue or trouble breathing

If it appears that you may have coronavirus, the center will introduce you to medical facilities that are able to treat you. Please wear a mask and make your way to the medical facilities, without using public transport where possible.


A list of the Coronavirus Consultation Centers



Preventing the Spread of Infection

Please refrain from going to work or school if you have symptoms such as a fever or cold


 Individual actions to prevent infection:

After going outside, wash your hands and gargle

Disinfect your hands using an alcohol-based disinfectant

Avoid visiting crowded areas

Keep rooms humid and well ventilated

Lead a regular lifestyle, and get enough rest

Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids


Preventing Infection through proper “Coughing Etiquette”

If you have symptoms of coughing or sneezing, wear a mask

If you don’t have a mask, when you sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or the crook of your elbow


Further information on the New Coronavirus  (Easy Japanese, English)



■If you wish to consult about general matters concerning the new coronavirus in foreign languages, please dial the number below:


095-820-3377 (Nagasaki Prefecture Consultation Center for Foreign People)

 Opening Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Saturday