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COVID-19 Warning
Eastern Region from 2023-1-23    Central Region from 2022-11-27   Western Region from 2023-1-23

■The BA.5 variant of Covid-19 is on the rise. Remain vigilant and increase your efforts to prevent infection.

◆Wear face masks as appropriate to prevent airborne infection.
 When wearing your mask, wear it correctly so that it covers your entire face.
◆Circulate air frequently to prevent airborne infection.
 Even if running the AC, open the windows for a few minutes every half hour.
◆Disinfect communal spaces frequently at schools and workplaces.
 It is especially important to sanitize items such as telephones which are exposed to significant amounts of airborne particulates.
■Update on the Covid-19 Pandemic (as of 2022-05-06)
Change to Covid-19 Status Standard of Reference
Previous Basis: New positive test results per week
Revised Basis: Highest guaranteed hospital bed occupancy rate
         Caution Over 15% per relevant region
         Alert Over 30% per relevant region
         Special Alert Over 50% per relevant region
Visit the prefectural website for details.


Free PCR Testing  (For those without symptoms)

〇Testing available for Tottori Prefecture residents through 31 October,2022
〇Prefectural government Covid-19 information page:


■The new Omicron variant of Covid-19
The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 is making its rounds through the country. Preventative measures are also effective against this variant. Remember to avoid Confined spaces with poor air circulation, Crowded areas, and Close contact situations, and remember to always wear your mask and wash your hands!
■Things to bear in mind after you've been vaccinated:
  ■For Information about Covid-19 Infection:
  Visit the Ministry of Labour website.   
  Explanations are provided in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali, Khmer, Hindi, Malay, Mongolian, Burmese, French, Turkish, Arabic, and easy Japanese. 
■Get the Latest Details about Vaccinations:
  The site's Q&A includes the following (with some variation according to language):
  ・When and where to get vaccinated
  ・Who gets vaccination priority
  ・The required coupons and process
18 languages are available: English, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean, Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Japanese. (Note that the pages for different languages may be updated at different times.)
■【Covid-19 Infection Cases on Rapid Rise Nationwide】
Exercise extra caution when traveling outside of or returning from Tottori Prefecture.
Be especially careful when traveling to high-risk areas. Avoid traveling at all if possible. 

■A new variant of the virus is spreading.
The new form is highly contagious. 
※The virus currently spreading is considered highly mutable as well as highly infectious.

*Cases of infection within the prefecture: see the latest information at
https://www.pref.tottori.lg.jp/item/1207264.htm#itemid1207264 (in Japanese)


Vaccine Information

Residents will receive written notification about the vaccine from local government. Information may be obtained directly from your municipal office. Feel free to contact us at TPIEF if you would like assistance. 

■The following guides have been provided by the national government. Municipalities may use these create versions specific to their locales. (Ministry of Labour)
Screening  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759454.pdf
Explanatory Note  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759294.pdf
Inoculation Notice  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759274.pdf


Telephone Consultation

●Ministry of Labour Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Call Centre
TEL 0120-761770 (toll free)
AM9:00 - PM9:00
For consultation on any matter other than the vaccine, use the contact information below. 

●Ministry of Labour consultation hotline for matters pertaining to Covid-19 infection:
TEL 0120-565651 (toll free)
【Japanese・English・Chinese・Korean・Portuguese・Spanish】AM9:00 - PM9:00
Thai】:AM9:00 - PM6:00

Cautions after COVID-19 Vaccination

◎After receiving the vaccine, please remain seated for at least 15 minutes to be safe. (Please keep infection prevention while waiting.)

Vaccine Adverse Reactions

You may experience pain and swelling at the injection site, headache, muscle soreness, chills, fever, nausea and/or vomiting. Most of these symptoms subside within a few days.

You can receive medical treatment immediately at the site when you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) after injection.


[Tottori Prefectural COVID-19 Consultation Center]

Phone Numbers: 0120-000-406 (toll free)

Supported Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese and Hindi

Hours: 9 am - 5:15 pm (including weekends and holidays)

Cautions after COVID-19 Vaccination(in English)

I have a fever! Is it the coronavirus?
⇒ Call your primary care physician first!


Opening of Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents

Foreign residents experiencing fever or other symptoms, or who worry that they may have come in contact with infected persons, are encouraged to call TPIEF's consultation desk.
※Note: "Primary care physician" refers to the doctor or institution you regularly consult. If you do no have a primary care physician, or are unsure who your primary care physician may be, please contact us at TPIEF.

TEL 0857-51-1165
FAX 0857-51-1175
Hours (Weekdays)9:00-18:00 (Sat/Sun) 9:00-17:30
Outside of the above hours, direct your call to the consultation hotline. Consultation hotline contact details: Tottori Prefectural website: https://www.pref.tottori.lg.jp/289705.htm

Flowchart in Case of Covid-19 Infection

Produced by  Migrants' Neighbor Network & Action (MINNA)
PDF with Japanese, English, Chinese, Nepali, and Vietnamese


If you test positive or suspect you may have had contact with infected individuals  → Call the health centre consultation desk* Telephone Intepreter service available in 18 languages.

Take all possible precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the health of your society.
■Discrimination toward and ill-treatment of individuals or families infected or undergoing treatment will not be tolerated. Do your part to provide support to all those suffering and seeking treatment.
■At particular risk are persons in close proximity (family, friends, loved ones), multiple occupants of a motor vehicle, and persons eating and drinking together.
■Infection spreads when removing face masks in the presence of close relations, and failure to maintain appropriate distance between friends in situations such as private dining, karaoke, etc.

■Patronize safe establishments. Shops and facilities displaying the stickers below are participants in protocol against infection. 
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■【Increase in Cases Reported Nationwide】 Exercise due caution when leaving and returning to the prefecture, and take all possible measures to prevent infection. Exercise particular caution when traveling to and returning from high-risk regions .

■【To visitors from outside the prefecture】:
The elderly and persons with pre-existing conditions are considered to be at high risk for COVID-19 infection. In Tottori, nearly 30% of the population is elderly, and medical resources including physicians and nursing staff are limited. The impact of increased incidence of infection would be considerable.
Take steps not only to protect yourself, but to ensure that you do not increase the spread of infection to others.

■The risk of infection is present everywhere. Do everything you can to avoid it.
■Install the COVID-19 contact tracer app COCOA on your smartphone.  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/cocoa_00138.html (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare)

■Avoid going out, including to work or school, if you feel even the slightest bit unwell.

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A notice to all foreign residents:

If you have lifestyle-relate concerns resulting from the coronavirus,  please feel free to contact TPIEF by telephone or through the Multilingual Consltation Form . See the bottom of this page for telephone numbers for each of our offices.  


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