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[IMPORTANT!!] Notice about Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of 19

Last Modified:3/2/2020

Notice about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of 19 February.

To prevent the infection of coronavirus, it is very important to do coughing manners and washing hands in each person likewise cold and flu. We ask you to try for infectious disease measures.

Please consult with "returnee, contact consultation center" about person
with the next symptom.

  • Fever symptom and 37.5 degrees Celsius of a cold or more continues more than four days.
  • There are strong tiredness and suffocation. When, in with elderly person or underlying disease such as diabetes, heart failure, respiratory disease, upper state lasts around two days We introduce specialized "returnee, contact outpatient" to case suspected of new coronavirus infection as a result of consultation in center.

Please consult at Kikuchi public health center (25-4138) if you live in Kikuchi city.

When he/she participates in event or event that many people gather for, each one has you keep conduct such as a cough etiquette or frequent hand-washing in mind and, in the side hosting event or event, installs alcohol antiseptic solution in entrance of venue and we examine correspondence in possible range and ask you.

About prefectural consultation counter, returnee, contact consultation center

In Kumamoto, we establish consultation desk as follows from Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Raiwa 2). Consultation counter of each public health center adjusts consultation of medical institution (returnee, contact outpatient department) examining doubt patient of new coronavirus infectious disease as "returnee, contact consultation center".

Person who matches the definition of suspected of new coronavirus infection, please contact consultation counter of health center to live.

Please consult at Kikuchi public health center if you live in Kikuchi city.

Kikuchi public health center (Tel 0968-25-4138)

Establishment time (weekdays, Sat, Sun and holidays) from 9:00 to 19:00

Contact list


Setting place Phone number Establishment time(weekdays and holidays)
Ariake public health center 0968-72-2184 From 9:00 to 19:00
Yamaga public health center 0968-44-4121 From 9:00 to 19:00 
Kikuchi public health center 0968-25-4138 From 9:00 to 19:00
Aso public health center 0967-24-9030 From 9:00 to 19:00 
Mifune public health center 096-282-0016 From 9:00 to 19:00 
Uki public health center 0964-32-1207 From 9:00 to 19:00 
Yatsushiro public health center 0965-33-3229 From 9:00 to 19:00
Minamata public health center 0966-63-4104 From 9:00 to 19:00
Hitoyoshi public health center 0966-22-3107 From 9:00 to 19:00
Amakusa public health center 0969-23-0172 From 9:00 to 19:00 
Kumamoto-shi public health center



(Weekday) From 8:30 to 19:00

(Holiday) From 9:00 to 19:00

The perfectural office Public Health Emergencies Management Division

(we perform only general consultation correspondence)

096-333-2256 From 9:00 to 19:00
Please refer details below

Kumamoto prefecture homepage (Kumamoto prefecture consultation call center)

Ministry of health, labour and welfare consultation call center

tel:0120-565653 (toll free)

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 21:00 (Sat, Sun, and holidays)

※There is a new toll free telephone number from 7 Feb (Fri) 9:00

Please refer details below

Ministry of health, labour and welfare homepage (Ministry of health, labour and welfare consultation call center)

Q&A about new coronavirus 

 Q. What kind of virus is coronavirus?

It understands that there are six kinds of things causing infection to people with virus causing fever and upper respiratory tract symptom. Cause virus of disease with tendency to aggravation such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is included soon, too. Four kinds of other viruses occupy 10-15% (as for 35% of seasons) of cause of a general cold.

Q.Does new coronavirus move to people from people?

Human infection is detected by Homo sapiens, but, in Japan, the fashion is not the recognized situation now. At first, like a cold and influenza, it is important that infectious diseases such as hand-washing using mask and tissue handkerchief, "a cough etiquette" to hold down mouth and nose using sleeve and soap take measures.

Q.Is there prophylaxis?

At first, please perform hand-washing with soap or alcohol antiseptic solution.As virus attaches to neighboring things, and the doorknobs which touched by hand may move disease to others through doorknobs when person with symptoms such as a cough suppresses a cough and sneezing by hand, please perform a cough etiquette. It is important, by the way, to perform that train in particular and the workplace, people including school gather. In addition, in addition to the above, you avoid place with many public transport and crowds, and please warn people with chronic disease even more.

Please refer details below

Ministry of health, labour and welfare homepage (Ministry of health, labour and welfare consultation call center)

There are update information about coronavirus. Please refer below.

Kumamoto prefecture homepage (New coronavirus-related pneumonia)

Ministry of health, labour and welfare homepage (About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19))

Prime Minister's office of Japan homepage (Information regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19))

Additional Information

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Health Promotion Section, Health Promotion Division, Health and Welfare Department of Kikuchi City

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