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Important Notice] Alert Concerning a New Type of Coronavirus

Update: Mar. 19, 2020

In order to prevent the widespread spread of infectious diseases related to the novel coronavirus, the University established the Headquarters for the New Type Coronavirus Countermeasures on January 31, and asks students to take the following measures, and faculty and staff to ensure that all students, faculty and staff are thoroughly aware of the measures.

The information will be updated as needed, so students are encouraged to check the KING-LMS (student portal site) for announcements on a daily basis.

When traveling overseas and entering Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Overseas Safety Web Site
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp ( PC version, Smartphone version)
http://m.anzen.mofa.go.jp/mbtop.asp ( mobile version)

  1. Students who have traveled to countries or regions designated as "Infectious Disease Danger Level 3" on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs overseas safety homepage above, or who have entered Japan via the airports listed on the left.
    • Do not attend school and stay in your own home for two weeks after entering Japan.
    • During the above period, please report your physical condition and temperature to the school twice a day, morning and evening.Any fever or respiratory symptoms should be reported to the school immediately.
  2. Students who have traveled overseas and entered Japan via a direct flight or an airport other than those listed above.
    • Upon arrival in Japan, please report your physical condition and temperature to the school.
    • Please report your physical condition and temperature to the school twice a day, morning and evening, every day for the first two weeks after your arrival in Japan.Any fever or respiratory symptoms should be reported to the school immediately.
    • If you do not have a fever or cough, you may come to school, but please be sure to wear a mask.
  3. Students in Japan
    • We urge you to cancel your overseas travel.
      Please take note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs safety information.
    • Students who will return to their home country or travel abroad for unavoidable reasons must submit an overseas travel/temporary return home form to the school.
    • If you have any of the following symptoms, please contact the dedicated counseling service and also contact the school.
    • Symptoms of a cold or fever of 37.5°C or higher for more than 4 days.
      Intense lethargy (fatigue) and breathlessness (dyspnea). (lessening the significance or value of the previous word) the likes of
      If you live in Kyoto City
      Kyoto City Telephone Consultation Service for Exclusive Use of New Type Coronavirus Infections (Japanese)
      Phone number: 075-222-3421
      Hours: 24 hours a day, weekdays, weekends, and holidays
      If you live outside of Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture
      Kyoto Prefectural Government Dedicated consultation service for new strains of coronavirus infection (Japanese)
      Phone number: 075-414-4726
      Hours: 24 hours a day, weekdays, weekends, and holidays
      If you live outside Kyoto Prefecture
      Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Telephone Consultation Service (Japanese)
      Phone number: 0120-565653
      Hours: Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 9:00 - 21:00
      International students and others who wish to consult in English or Chinese, regardless of where they live
      Japan Visitor Hotline, Japan Tourism Agency's call center for foreign visitors (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
      Phone number: 050-3816-2787
      Hours: 24 hours a day, weekdays, weekends, and holidays

Prevention of New Coronavirus

To prevent infection by the new coronavirus, please note the following

  • Wash hands with soap and disinfect with alcohol sanitizer.Gargle.Please use the disinfectant solution available at the entrance of the school building and on each floor.
  • When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue or bend your elbow to cover your mouth.
  • Stay away from people with a cold or similar symptoms.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Meat and eggs should be thoroughly cooked.
  • Do not touch wild animals.

If you need to come to school, please wear a mask.(including while commuting to and from school)

New coronavirus-related information

For details, please check the latest information below.Please do not be misled by unfounded rumors and act calmly.

Cabinet Secretariat Website
http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/influenza/novel_coronavirus.html

Embassy of Japan in China
https://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html ( Japanese)
https://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_zh/index.html ( in Chinese)

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/index.html

WHO Home Page
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public ( English)
https://www.who.int/zh/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public ( in Chinese)

Information site for medical institutions accepting foreign patients

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html

Kyoto Prefecture Medical Institutions and Medical Information Search Site (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
http://www.mfis.pref.kyoto.lg.jp/ap/qq/men/pwtpmenult01.aspx

Multilingual Medical Questionnaire (to describe your symptoms in your own language to the doctor)
http://www.kifjp.org/medical/

List of new coronavirus information on NHK World
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/tags/82/

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