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Kumamoto University’s Correspondence to the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)(Second Protocol)
投稿者名:
大学院教務担当
2020.02.12

The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been reported in Wuhan city, Hubei
Province, the People’s Republic of China, and the infection has been rapidly spreading not only
inside of the country but also to the other part of the world. In response to the Public Health
Emergency of International Concern declared by World Health Organization, at Kumamoto
University, all faculty members, professors, and students are requested to do as follows to
control/prevent the virus transmission;
– Stay calm and do not over react
– Cover your mouth with your sleeve when cough and wear a mask at all times
– Wash your hands frequently

1. Correspondence of Faculty Members and Students
Please do not travel to any part of Hubei Province (including both personal and business
trips,) also, please avoid taking non-emergency and/or unnecessary trips to the other
provinces or the autonomous regions of China (as at February 6, 2020 in response to Overseas
Safety Information published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.)
When you plan a business trip abroad, please ensure to check and follow the most up-todate
information by accessing the following links;
– http://www2.anzen.mofa.go.jp (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
– http://www.forth.go.jp/topics/fragment1.html(Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Quarantine Station)
In addition to above, please ensure to notify of your trip to any General Affairs Division
officer (in case of a Faculty member) or Educational Affairs Division officers at your
faculty/school (in case of a student) prior to the trip.
Everyone who returns from any part of China must have a 14-day leave from work or
study/research and remain at home during this period. If any cold/flu-like symptoms including
a high-fever and coughs appear, ensure to wear a mask at all times, and it will be your duty to
notify Kumamoto-City Public Health Centre at 096-364-3189 and KU Health Centre at 096-
342-2164 of your suspected conditions. Then, see a physician at any medical clinic with a
notification to them prior to your visitation as well. Also, during the first contact to the
medical clinic, ensure to inform them of your travel history if you have visited Hubei Province
at all.

2. Establishing the Crisis Management Headquarters for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
For the prevention and the controlling the spread of virus infection/transmission, KU has
established the Crisis Management Headquarters.
Any decisions to be made by the Crisis Management Headquarters will be notified via e-mails
or posted on University Portal.
To accommodate to the constantly-changing situation, the Headquarters will monitor the
following “3. Assumable Future Events” contents closely, make appropriate decisions to each
equivalent situation, and inform all staff members and students regarding the future
countermeasure; therefore, please beware of any newly information to be released.

3. Assumable Future Events
① “Restriction on People Migration” issued by WHO (Public Health Emergency of
International Concern declared on January 30, 2020)
② A confirmed case or a suspected case found among the University staff members and
students (including their co-living family members)
③ A suspected case of secondary transmission/infection triggered by a University staff
member

4. KU’s Correspondence to the Above Events
① Restriction of business trips both inside of Japan and aboard
② and ③ Closure of classes and/or Closure of University
* This is subject to change as each situation will be observed then an appropriate solution will
be proposed
General Affairs Division
Ext. 3117 & 3118