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About the new type of virus -Notice to citizens-

Please keep the following points in mind

  1. Make sure to get correct information and respond calmly without panicking.
  2. Wash your hands and gargle frequently.
  3. If you have symptoms such as a fever, coughing or sneezing, etc., please wear a mask. It is advisable to wear a mask in order to prevent the virus from entering your body.

Please visit a doctor/health clinic with the following things in mind

  With new understanding that the new type of virus is very similar to seasonal types of influenza, most health clinics are now open to examine and treat patients with the new type of virus.


For those with influenza like symptoms such as high fever and cough:

  1. Visit a family doctor or general health clinic.
  2. Be sure to call first and check in with the doctor/ clinic prior to visiting. (Do not visit without calling in advance)
  3. At the health clinic please wear a mask, in accordance with clinic rules.

Please be examined by a doctor.


If you do not know where to go to receive medical attention, or if the clinic you have contacted does not seem to understand or has trouble answering your inquiry, please contact the Hachinohe Public Health Center or the Aomori Prefecture Health and Sanitation Division. (numbers listed below)

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
* For consultation after hours (5:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m.) contact the Aomori Prefectural Health and Sanitation Division (080-1844-9499)

For inquiries regarding prevention

Health Promotions Section, City of Hachinohe
8:15a.m.-5:15p.m.
TEL 0178-43-2111

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