In Response to the Novel Coronavirus, Until April 13th
On April 2nd, Yasusaki reported that a company executive has been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-10). Because of this, shops directly managed by WaiPlaza Shinbo (in Fukui Prefecture, Fukui City, Shinbokita, 1-Chome), where the main company office is located, will be closed for business from April 3rd to the 13th.
On March 30th, there was a COVID-19 case confirmation of a male company executive in his forties. On April 1st, a male company executive in his seventies tested positive for the virus, and it was ascertained that the man had close interactions with three other employees. As for the approximately 60 company employees, excluding those who had close contact with someone carrying the virus, a measure has been put in place for everyone to stay at home until April 13th.
Stores affected include Gurume-Kan, Fashion Plaza, WaiHome, TSUTAYA Bookstore, and DAISO.
Many Facilities in Fukui City, Including Museums, Closed Until May
In an effort to prevent the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 45 facilities within Fukui Prefecture, including libraries, museums, art galleries, will be closed from April 4th to the 19th. Fukui City libraries will also be closed until the 19th, while almost all cultural facilities, such as museums and art galleries, will be closed until May 6th.
The special spring exhibit at the Fukui City History Museum, “Akechi Mitsuhide and Echizen – An Age in Enigma” (jointly sponsored by Fukui Shimbun), will come to an end sooner than scheduled.
The suspension of all services in Fukui City community centres has been extended to May 6th; other facilities which have already been closed, such as the Asuwayama Amusement Park, will also extend its closure until May 6th. Further details are posted on Fukui’s prefectural and municipal websites.
Novel Coronavirus, Fukui Prefecture April 4 Report
On April 4th, Fukui Prefecture reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); two cases are in Sabae City, of a man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s, one in Echizen City, of a man in his 30s, and one in Fukui City, of a man in his 40s. In all four cases, none had a history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.