Highway Bus Connecting Fukui and Tokyo, Moving Towards Suspension

Highway Bus Connecting Fukui and Tokyo, Moving Towards Suspension

Keifuku Bus Announcement, All Service Suspended from April 14th

On April 6th, the Keifuku Bus company announced that in a preventative measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Tokyo line highway bus, jointly operated by Keifuku Bus and Fukui Railway, will gradually reduce its services from April 10th, and completely suspend service from April 14th.

Throughout one day, along the Tokyo bus line, there are six buses that depart from each end, connecting JR Fukui Station East and Tokyo Station, as well as Tokyo Disneyland.

A date for the resumption of service is still undecided. As a consequence from the reduction and eventual suspension of services, ticket refunds are being offered. A reduction of service or suspension for the Nagoya line and the Kyoto-Osaka line is currently under consideration.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1063567

“Possible Infection During Hospitalization”, Fukui City Clinic

“Possible Infection During Hospitalization”, Fukui City Clinic

Fukui Prefecture Perspective, Total of 4 COVID-19 Infections Including Doctor and Patients

On April 8th, regarding four novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases of staff and patients at the Fukushima Urology Clinic (in Fukui Prefecture, Fukui City), Fukui Prefecture expressed its opinion, “It is possible to say that the infection has spread during hospitalization.” It has been verified that the clinical director had close contact with 60 outpatients while working during April 3rd to the 6th, and had rushed the treatment of 8 patients being treated with dialysis.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1065005

Echizen City’s WaiPlaza Takefu-Minami, Temporary Business Suspension

Echizen City’s WaiPlaza Takefu-Minami, Temporary Business Suspension

Response by Management, Upon Confirmation of COVID-19 Infection

On April 8th, YASUSAKI (headquartered in Fukui Prefecture, Fukui City) reported that a part-time employee working at “TSUTAYA Takefu-Minami” (in Fukui Prefecture, Echizen City), has been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). WaiPlaza Takefu-Minami, which houses TSUTAYA, will be closed for business until April 14th.

According to the company, after the part-time employee experienced a fever on March 31st, the employee did not attend work from April 1st. Until March 31st, the employee had been wearing a mask while working. The employee had been working simultaneously at a different company, and it is believed that the infection route is connected to that other work location.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1064625

Lpa Closed This Weekend, Countermeasure Against COVID-19 Infection

Lpa Closed This Weekend, Countermeasure Against COVID-19 Infection

April 11 to 12, APITA Fukui-Owada to Remain Open

On April 7th, the Fukui Shopping Mall Association, which manages Shopping Center Lpa (in Fukui Prefecture, Fukui City), announced that the mall will be temporarily closed during the weekend, on April 11th and 12th, as a countermeasure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This measure is in response to the request by Tatsuji Sugimoto, governor of Fukui Prefecture, to refrain from nonessential outings during the weekend, as well as the Japan government’s official declaration of a state of emergency.

The last tine Lpa had a temporary closure was in 2018, during a heavy snowfall within the prefecture. Board Chairman Kunio Takeuchi explained, “We made this decision with the customers’ and employees’ safety in mind, being unable to see a complete resolution in regards to the infection within the prefecture.” APITA Fukui-Owada, adjacent to Lpa and in the same building, will still be open.

In addition, SEIBU Fukui (in Fukui City), which has been operating on reduced hours as a countermeasure against COVID-19, has immediately reduced its hours even further by two hours from April 8th; the mall announced its hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A supervisor stated, “Upon the request for self-restraint by the prefectural governor, we are thoroughly discussing the idea of suspending business.”

Shopping City BELL has adjusted its hours to close at 7:00 p.m., one hour earlier than normal, from April 6th to the 30th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1064338

PARIO CITY Extends Closure, Measure Against Coronavirus Infection

PARIO CITY Extends Closure, Measure Against Coronavirus Infection

Until April 17th, Initially April 5th to 10th

On April 7th, the Eastern Business Development Association announced on its website that PARIO CITY (in Fukui Prefecture, Fukui City), which the association manages and has been closed as a measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), will be extending its closure until April 17th. On April 4th, the association had announced the closure from April 5th to the 10th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1064344