A Notice from Kure City , May 2023(English)【Changes Regarding the Responses to Covid-19】

【Changes Regarding the Responses to Covid-19】

From May 8th (Monday), Covid-19 will be treated the same way as the general infectious disease such as seasonal influenza.

○ Points to review

・We will shift to provide support at a wide range of medical institutions.

・You will be responsible for medical expenses, etc.

・Support supplies for patients recovering at home, health monitoring, recovery at accommodation facility, and patient transport will end.

○ About refraining from going out and dealing with people who have had close contacts of COVID-19

・After May 8th, Covid-19 patients are not required by law to refrain from going out. However, it is recommended not going out for 5 days after the onset of symptoms (the date of onset is defined as day 0) because there is a high risk of infecting others.

・After May 8th, the identification of close contacts of COVID-19 will end, so refraining from going out will not be required.

○ Changes to the consultation desk

※If you are not sure whether to call an ambulance, please contact the Emergency Consultation Center (phone number #7119 or 082-246-2000).

○Changes to medical expenses

○Other changes

【A multilingual life guidebook has been published】

“The Kure Life Guidebook for Foreigners” has been published in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. It contains a lot of useful information for foreigners about life and administrative procedures.
It is distributed free of charge at the International Exchange Center on the 1st floor of the Kure City Hall, Tobu Chiku Foreign Resident Comprehensive Consultation Counter in Hiro Shimin Center, and every local Civic Center.
You can also download it from the Kure International Exchange Association’s website.

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