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Intensive COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures Following the End of State of Emergency (Excerpt; as of 6/17/2021)

In response to the rise in COVID-19 infections since early April, the prefecture has implemented intensive infection prevention measures as of May 8 (and as of May 16, measures based on state of emergency). As a result, as well as slowing the rapid spread of infection, decreases in newly reported cases (per 100,000 people for the past week) continue.

It has been decided that the state of emergency measures (based on the Act on Special Measures for Pandemic Influenza and New Infectious Diseases Preparedness and Response) that were implemented in ten prefectures, including Hiroshima, will be lifted as of June 20 (except for Okinawa). 

At this point in time, the state of infections for Hiroshima Prefecture is at Level 3, and looking at the pattern of new cases, the entire prefecture is in the equivalent of Level 2; however, cases in Hiroshima City, Higashi-Hiroshima City, and Hatsukaichi City are still at relatively high levels with infections continuing to occur. (Newly reported infections (per 100,000) for the week until 6/16/2021 — Hiroshima Prefecture: 7.2, Hiroshima City: 12.2, Higashi-Hiroshima City: 11.1, Hatsukaichi City: 9.4)

Looking at analyses of the cases, we can see sporadic small-scale clusters in places such as offices, as well as a continuation of the spread of infections in the younger generations, with over 50% of all infections seen in those younger than 40.

As for our medical systems, the current strain on hospital beds (number of hospital beds currently in use) has decreased to 11.9%, and the strain on hospital beds for severe cases (number of hospital beds currently in use) has fallen to 32.1%.

It is the opinion of experts that:

  • Given heightened transmissibility of the Delta and other variants, it is possible that infections may spread even more quickly than before. Should infections spread once again early on, it will be on top of the summer vacation and obon season where many people travel, and thus we must be extremely cautious.
  • In Hiroshima City, Higashi-Hiroshima City, and Hatsukaichi City, necessary measures, such as shortened hours of operation for dining establishments, will continue. For other cities and areas, if measures are relaxed, they will be done so gradually.
  • As early detection and early treatment are, now more than ever, of the utmost importance, in order to ensure that there are no delays at any step from diagnosis to beginning medical care, it is crucial to reconfirm any issues and re-examine/improve our current system.
  • In order to quickly respond to any situation, we must continue to analyze the number of people going out, the infection situation, and our medical system, as well as call for even stricter adherence to and cooperation with measures including vaccinations.

Regarding vaccination: vaccinations for the elderly are proceeding, and we will soon begin vaccinating ordinary citizens. We will work together with cities and towns to help them prepare for vaccinations and offer them support to ensure that the process goes smoothly and quickly.

We must aim to have Hiroshima Prefecture be solidly below the warning level in every index while avoiding another wave of infections so that we can revive the socioeconomic activity of every prefectural citizen as quickly as possible. To this end, beginning June 21, we will work together with prefectural citizens and businesses in implementing intensive infection prevention measures, and we will be gradually relaxing formally requested measures (restrictions on activity), as well as the areas under these measures, based on the infection situation. Please note that should there be another wave of infections, we will quickly strengthen all necessary measures.

Period of Intensive Infection Prevention Measures

June 21 (Mon)-July 11 (Sun) (21 days)

However, these measures will be implemented with the understanding that we may reconsider their duration period in consideration of the day-to-day infection situation.

Formal Requests to Citizens

Reduce Person-to-Person Contact

In order to reduce the opportunity for person-to-person contact by cutting person-to-person contact by 80% through a reduction in the number of people going out by 50%, we formally request the following during the intensive measures period in addition to strict adherence to infection prevention measures:

Reduce Outings

  • Reduce all outings and time spent out in half, including necessary everyday errands and shopping. In particular, those in Hiroshima City, Higashi-Hiroshima City, and Hatsukaichi City should further reduce outings after 8 pm. Note that this restriction does not apply to school commutes or visits to medical institutions.
  • Also note that when outings are necessary, always wear a mask and remember to avoid contact with others as much as possible by avoiding crowded places and peak hours.
  • If you must go out, be sure to keep a distance of 2 meters or more from others.

Examples of necessary outings: visits to medical institutions, receiving medical checkups, purchasing medicine, necessary work/school commutes, exercise/walks outside in your neighborhood.

Commutes to work

  • Promote walking/cycling to work, staggered working hours (etc) to reduce person-to-person contact.
  • Aim to reduce the number of people in office by 70% by making use of web meetings and work from home.
  • In addition, for those working in places which cannot make use of measures such as work from home, aim to reduce the number of people in the workplace by 70% through measures such as spreading people out in other locations, etc.
  • As we have formally requested that those in Hiroshima City, Higashi-Hiroshima City, and Hatsukaichi City further reduce outings after 8 pm, curb working hours after 8 pm unless absolutely necessary for the business. Note that this restriction does not apply to essential workers.

Strengthen infection prevention measures in the workplace

Implement the following to avoid the 3Cs and prevent infection:

  • Appoint an infection prevention measures leader.
  • Stagger lunch/break hours.
  • Regularly disinfect your hands when entering/exiting the workplace.
  • Regularly ventilate and use humidifiers (be sure to keep a record of implementation and readings).
  • Raise awareness of the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures Guide for Workplaces and strictly follow the items in the guide; make use of occupational health professionals, etc.

Going to dining establishments and infection prevention measures at said establishments

  • Do not go to dining establishments that do not comply with the formal request for shortened hours.
  • Avoid going to dining establishments with anyone other than those you live with.
  • When going to dining establishments, choose Hiroshima Active Guard partners and COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures partner establishments that have implemented proper physical infection prevention measures, such as acrylic panels. Be sure to also make use of the Hiroshima COVID-19 QR Code and cooperate with infection prevention measures in place at dining establishments.
  • Do not drink in groups outside/in parks due to high risk of infection.
  • If going to an event, go straight there and then afterwards, go straight home.
  • Do not use karaoke equipment in dining establishments in Hiroshima City, Higashi-Hiroshima City, and Hatsukaichi that offer karaoke facilities.

Do not travel to other regions

  • To the utmost extent possible, do NOT travel outside of the prefecture, especially to areas under emergency measures or semi-emergency measures.
  • Regarding travel within the prefecture: travel to Hiroshima City, Higashi-Hiroshima, and Hatsukaichi City should be done with caution and in strict adherence to infection prevention measures. Please note that this does not apply to travel for work, school, or medical visits.

Stop slander and discrimination

Anyone can catch COVID-19. We ask that you act calmly and rationally: do not be swayed by fake or suspicious news or act in ways which violate someone’s human rights. NEVER slander or discriminate against those such as COVID-19 patients, their families, medical and welfare workers, or international residents.

Continuation of essential duties (those that ensure stable citizen life/the economy)

When infection levels are at Level 3 or 4, businesses that are essential for stable citizen life and economy, as well as those who support these businesses, should continue to do their duties according to the characteristics of their business while taking the necessary infection prevention measures.

Other measures

Early detection and quarantine

In order to find new patients in the early stages and offer appropriate medical care at hospitals or quarantine hotels, we will implement the following:

  • Comprehensive epidemiological surveys and intensive PCR testing
  • Secure our medical and quarantine systems

Cluster response measures

As cluster outbreaks continue to occur at medical and elderly care facilities, as well as at schools, we will strengthen our measures to detect new patients (the cause of clusters) faster and end cluster outbreaks faster:

  • Strengthen regular PCR testing for workers at medical institutions and elderly care facilities.
  • Early facility intervention and facility infection management guidance by our Medical and Welfare Cluster Response Team.

Formal requests to universities and schools

Kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools
  • Implement measures based on the Hygiene Management Manual for COVID-19 in Schools.
Universities, higher education specialty schools
  • Implement strict student adherence to infection prevention measures; avoid going out to eat with anyone other than those who live with you.
  • Strictly adhere to infection prevention measures during on-site and off-site practicals, dormitory life, and group activities, such as clubs and extra-curricular activities.

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