Fukui Prefectural Facility, Closed Until May 6th In Response to COVID-19
On April 10th, the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, which was scheduled to be temporarily closed until April 19th in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), announced that it has extended its closure to May 6th, in line with the Government of Japan’s declaration of a state of emergency.
The Dinosaur Quarry (an outdoor museum attraction), which was scheduled to open from April 23rd of this year, will also be temporarily closed until May 6th. The museum has stopped accepting tour reservations until that day. Approximately 1,500 customers who had already made reservations have been notified of the suspension through email.
Up to this point, Fukui Prefecture had announced the closure of 45 prefectural facilities, including the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, until April 19th. But with many visitors from the areas which have been declared in a state of emergency by the government, the museum announced an extension of its closure, independent form the other prefectural facilities. Fukui Prefecture will bring the other prefectural facilities under discussion, based on how the COVID-19 situation continues from this point onward.
Closed on April 11th and 12th, Also on Aparil 18th and 19th
On April 10th, the Fukui Shopping Mall Association, which manages Shopping Center Lpa (in Fukui Prefecture, Fukui City), announced that Lpa will be closed on April 18th and 19th, as a measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Closure for April 11th and 12th has already been set.
The decision for the additional closures was in response to Tatsuji Sugimoto, governor of Fukui Prefecture, expressing that the prefecture is in a dangerous position “just before having to declare a state of emergency”, in regards to the COVID-19 situation within the prefecture. On the weekdays, Lpa will be closed at 7:00 p.m., one hour earlier than usual, until April 24th.
APITA Fukui-Owada will be operating as normal.
Novel Coronavirus, April 11th Fukui Prefecture Report on Individual
On April 11th, Fukui Prefecture disclosed details on the prefecture’s 85th novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case of a Fukui City unemployed male in his 60s; the man had been in close contact with the prefecture’s 9th COVID-19 case. On March 30th and April 4th, the man had taken a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and tested negative for COVID-19 on both occasions. However, after experiencing a persistent fever, he took a PCR test again on April 10th, for the third time, and tested positive for the virus.
Aptil 11th, COVID-19 Case Confirmation for 18 Consecutive Days
On April 11th, Fukui Prefecture reported four cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fukui City, of the 83rd to the 86th case within the prefecture. Since March 25th, it has been 18 consecutive days of COVID-19 case reporting.
Brief details of the 83rd through to the 86th cases are as follows:
 Fukui City female company employee, in her 50s
 Fukui City unemployed female, in her 70s
 Fukui City unemployed male, in his 60s
 Fukui City male company employee, in his 40s
The Fukui City unemployed male  has been in close contact with the prefecture’s 9th COVID-19 case.