Highway Bus and Fixed-Route Bus Service Suspended or Reduced, due to Spreading Infection

Highway Bus and Fixed-Route Bus Service Suspended or Reduced, due to Spreading Infection

Influenced by the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), highway bus and fixed-route bus services within Fukui Prefecture have either been suspended or reduced.

The highway buses, jointly operated by Keifuku Bus and Fukui Railway, are already operating on reduced service; however, the service for the Osaka line will be suspended from April 13th, and the same will happen for the Tokyo line from the 14th. For the Nagoya line, service will be reduced from April 13th.

In addition, the fixed-route buses managed by Keifuku Bus will either be suspended or have its service reduced from April 15th; within the prefecture, 5 fixed-route buses will be suspended, including the special express buses connecting JR Fukui Station East to Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins and Eiheiji, and the buses connecting JR Fukui Station and Komatsu Airport, while 56 other fixed-route buses will have its service reduced. 10 fixed-route bus lines, including the local community buses, will continue to operate as normal.

A date for when all buses within Fukui Prefecture will operate normally again is currently undetermined.

Source: https://www.fukui-tv.co.jp/?post_type=fukui_news&p=128009&page=1

Novel Coronavirus, 4 New Cases

Novel Coronavirus, 4 New Cases

Fukui Prefectural Hospital, 81 Tested Negative

On April 13th, Fukui Prefecture reported 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Furthermore, it was reported that 81 medical personnel and patients, connected with a Fukui Prefectural Hospital nurse infected with COVID-19, underwent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and tested negative.

On April 12th, the Fukui Prefectural Hospital reported that a female nurse, in her 40s, had been infected with COVID-19. Up to April 13th, among the 99 medical personnel and patients who had close interactions with the nurse, 81 had taken a PCR test and all have tested negative for the virus. The status of the remaining 18 people will be reported at a later time.

In addition, according to Fukui Prefecture, there has been a confirmation of 4 new COVID-19 cases across Sabae City, Sakai City, and Fukui City, of men and women ranging from their 30s to 60s.

Within the prefecture, the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 92, with 5 patients currently in serious condition.

Brief details of the 89th through to the 92nd cases are as follows:

[89] Sakai City independent businessman, in his 60s

[90] Fukui City male company employee, in his 60s

[91] Sabae City female restaurant employee, in her 30s

[92] Sakai City female company employee, in her 40s

Source: https://www.fukui-tv.co.jp/?post_type=fukui_news&p=128017&page=1

Close Contacts with Fukui Prefectural Hospital Nurse with COVID-19, Eighty-One Tested Negative

Close Contacts with Fukui Prefectural Hospital Nurse with COVID-19, Eighty-One Tested Negative

Eighteen Awaiting Testing

On April 13th, Fukui Prefecture reported the results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests carried out with close contacts of the Fukui Prefectural Hospital nurse who was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the 99 patients and medical personnel, 81 have tested negative for the virus. The remaining 18 are still awaiting tests, after which the results will be reported at a later time.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1067240