Request from Yamaguchi Prefecture regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 【December 15th, 2020】
Request to the residents and businesses of Yamaguchi (December 15th, 2020)
The number of COVID-19 cases have been increasing at an alarming rate with more than 3000 cases confirmed in a single day. With it spreading nationwide, there has been a strain on the health care system and there are cases in Osaka and Hokkaido where self-defense forces have been dispatched to work at hospitals. In addition, the number of infected people has increased rapidly in neighboring prefectures such as Hiroshima and Fukuoka, and outbreaks of infections have occurred here as well, so the future situation is completely unpredictable.
With this, the government announced yesterday to suspend the GoTo travel campaign from December 28th to January 11th.
As we approach the new year, dinner parties and travel are expected to increase. Therefore, it is necessary for us to pay our upmost attention and take measures to prevent further spread.
I would like to ask the residents and businesses of this prefecture for your cooperation and understanding in the following points to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
<Points to consider for travel between prefectures>
・Please carefully consider all travel to areas with rapid increases in cases. If you are traveling between prefectures, please make sure to pay attention of the situation of your destination and take all possible measures to prevent infection.
<Infection prevention measures at restaurants>
・When talking, please wear a face mask and take extra measures such as avoiding large groups and long hours at restaurants which are considered high risk situations. Please go to restaurants with COVID-19 safety stickers or restaurants that take measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.
・For businesses such as restaurants, please re-enforce the infection prevention guidelines outlined for each industry.
<Thorough infection prevention measures>
・We ask that each and every one of you practice the ”new lifestyle” measures to prevent the spread of infection, avoid the three C’s, wear a mask, and wash your hands. Please thoroughly implement infection prevention measures in the 5 situations with increased risk (PDF : 316KB).
<Regarding travel to your hometown>
・The New Year holidays are when the volume of travelers increase, so we ask for your cooperation in staggered holidays plans to curb coronavirus spread.
・For the two weeks before returning home, please manage your physical condition and act carefully, such as refraining from going out to high risk facilities and dinner parties. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from returning home.
・If you experience symptoms of suspected infection such as fever or cough after returning home, immediately contact the consultation center or the special consultation desk of the municipality to see a medical institution.
Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Residents of Yamaguchi Prefecture
●Be mindful of travel to areas with a rapid increase in cases!
●If traveling, take through preventative measures!
For travel to see family during the holidays
●Cooperation in staggered holiday plans for travel during the New Years!
●Be mindful of your actions starting two weeks prior to traveling!
●If you are not feeling well, refrain from traveling!