Fukui Prefecture, A Means to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus
During the evening of April 3rd, Tatsuji Sugimoto, the governor of Fukui Prefecture expressed an urgent plea to the citizens of the prefecture, to refrain from nonessential outings or meetings during the weekday evenings and throughout the weekends until April 19th, in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Prefectural Governor Sugimoto pointed out that “regarding our situation in Fukui Prefecture, what follows from this weekend will be critical in preventing the spread of the virus.” An appeal was also made to refrain from nonessential business connected with the Greater Tokyo Area and the Kansai region, where the virus has been continuously spreading. The governor also pleaded for understanding and cooperation in regards to not purchasing more than necessary, and to avoid going out with a fever.
In addition, the governor made a reference to a decision made by the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education to extend school closures of prefectural schools until May 6th.