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Information about the Covid-19 Prefectural State of Emergency (English Translation)

Please note that this page is a translation of the Multicultural Society Section's simple Japanese page, found at the following link. For information in other languages*, please click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page: https://www.pref.aichi.jp/soshiki/tabunka/korona0410.html.

*Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, Nepali, and Tagalog

Request from Aichi Prefecture

The Aichi Prefectural Government declared a state of emergency on April 10, 2020 in response to the spread of Covid-19 as the number of cases of the virus in the prefecture increased.

The state of emergency will continue until May 31, 2020. (It was extended from its original end date of May 6, 2020.)

During the state of emergency

1. Until May 31, please avoid going outside unless it is necessary.

It is OK to leave your home to do the following things:

  • Go to the doctor or hospital
  • Buy food, medicine, or other necessities
  • Go to work
  • Do light exercise or go for walks in places with few people

Please avoid the following types of places:

  • Spaces with poor ventilation
  • Places where many people gather
  • Places where people have conversations at a close range

2. Do not host events where many people gather.

3. Supermarkets and drug stores will stay open. Do not buy more food or medicine than you need.

Please follow Aichi's Covid-19 shopping rules:

https://www.pref.aichi.jp/site/covid19-aichi/kaimonoruru.html

When you shop,

(1) Avoid going in large groups. (2) Do not stay for a long time. (3) Wear a mask. (4) Avoid crowded times. (5) Do not buy more than you need. (6) Do not go every day.

4. When you are doing work that is necessary to everyone's daily life, please take steps to prevent the spread of the virus.

Other information:

  • Schools are closed until May 31, 2020. There are plans for people to go to school on some days starting on May 21, 2020. Please read all letters and emails that you get from schools.
  • Facilities where many people gather are closed. For details about a specific facility, please see their website.
  • If you have the following symptoms, please consult over the phone before going to a doctor or hospital:
    • If you have difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, a high fever, or a persistent cough or fever
    • If you are elderly, have other illnesses, or are pregnant, and have a persistent cough or fever

Where to consult if you are concerned about being sick:

  • General Consultation Counters
  • Returnee/Contact Centers

Click the link below for more information:

https://www.pref.aichi.jp/site/covid19-aichi/soudan.html

Important: General Consultation Counter and Returnee/Contact Center services are offered only in Japanese. If you need an interpreter, please call the number listed below.

Aichi Multicultural Center

052-961-7902

Monday-Saturday, 10:00-18:00

Languages available for interpretation: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Chinese, Filipino/Tagalog, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, Burmese


If you are a tourist traveling in Japan, please consult with the Aichi Multilingual Call Center:

Aichi Multilingual Call Center (details on the webpage listed below):

https://www.aichi-now.jp/en/news/detail/779


For more information, please see the Japanese Covid-19 site: https://www.pref.aichi.jp/site/covid19-aichi/

Links to other official English Covid-19 information

Nagoya International Center: https://www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/news-events/notice/2020/01281730.html

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (national government): https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html