Regarding Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19)【Updated February 20, 2020】

【Important notice】
Regarding Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19)【Updated February 20, 2020】

To All Hosei Students, Faculty and Staff members, and Guardians,

January 31, 2020
Updated February 20, 2020
Hosei University

Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Infection first reported back in December 2019, the number of infected people shows an increasing trend in Japan as well, with the situation dynamically changing on a daily basis.

You are advised to continue confirming the latest information with reliable sources such as Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT),paying attention to the situation with the utmost care.

If you have become infected with coronavirus, please immediately report this to your faculty, graduate schools, high schools or to the University Clinics.

All students, faculty and staff members are requested to regularly confirm the latest information on this website and/or webpage dedicated for students concerning Hosei’s measures against coronavirus from now on.

1. Travel to China

You are advised to cancel any plans you may have to travel to any of the regions (e.g. all of Hubei Province) prohibited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also, concerning any non-business, non-urgent plans to travel to other parts of China, please consider cancelling or postponing them for the time being.
Please refer to the following Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more details:

2. Symptoms and adequate response

Medical reports say that when infected, in addition to fever and respiratory symptoms (coughing), a number of other initial symptoms also occur: e.g. digestive organ symptoms (anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, etc.), cranial nerve symptoms (headache, dizziness, etc.), muscle pain and conjunctivitis.
Please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website for more details.

3. Preventing infection

All students, faculty and staff members are advised to:

(1) Wash your hands thoroughly with soap or alcohol disinfectant
(2) Observe “cough etiquette”
(3) Avoid crowded places

4. Useful websites: