【!】COVID-19 [!]

【!!】A state of emergency has been declared for Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Gifu, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka Prefectures. Residents are advised to avoid travelling to or from these locations unless absolutely necessary. ★until March 7th 
【!】COVID-19 is on the rise throughout Japan. Residents are advised to avoid travelling to or from highly infected areas unless absolutely necessary. For a listing of regions subject to high-level caution or warning, visit the Tottori prefectural website. 
*Cases of infection within the prefecture: see the latest information at
The virus is particularly virulent at present. All are advised to exercise increased vigilance against infection. 
■Even among close relations, infection can spread when face masks are removed. The virus spreads during eating, drinking, and talking with others. 
■Patronize safe establishments. Shops and facilities displaying the stickers below are participants in protocol against infection. 
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※Note: "Primary care physician" refers to the doctor or institution you regularly consult. If you do not have a primary care physician, or are unsure who your primary care physician may be, please contact us at TPIEF.

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.
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

If you're wondering if it might be Covid or the flu …
If you feel unwell, have a fever, or otherwise suspect you may have become infected, telephone ahead before seeing your primary care physician.
★The system has changed!★
The above is an amendment, effective 1 November 2020, to the previous system of telephoning the consultation centre.
Check the prefectural website for details: 

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.

■【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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