Expansion of emergency declaration to Aichi Prefecture and
COVID-19 mutant strain
Dear PRI members;
The emergency declaration that had been issued for Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and
Hyogo from April 25 to May 11 has been extended from May 12 to May 31, and the
area has been further expanded to include Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures. The
Primate Research Institute has no specific additional instructions, but we ask
that you continue to work to prevent the spread of infection.
We ask that you refrain from unnecessary travel across prefectural borders as
much as possible. Remote work and staggered work hours are also recommended for
commuting to and from work.
Lectures and seminars can also be held face-to-face in small groups in
well-ventilated rooms, taking care not to be too dense.
The COVID-19 mutant strains that are currently spreading are highly
contagious and are reported to cause a high rate of serious illness even in
relatively young age groups. Therefore, please do not become accustomed to
coronaviruses and follow the basic guidelines for preventing infection.
If you or a family member develops symptoms that make you suspect that you
are infected with the new coronavirus, or if you strongly suspect that you have
become a highly infected person even if you have no symptoms, please contact the
nearest public health center for instructions, or contact the General Affairs
Office by e-mail or other means.