In order to help children study during the temporary school closures, influenced by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education has published “Fukui WAKUWAKU Lesson” (ふくいわくわく授業), a series of video lessons on YouTube.
In the video series, “Fukui WAKUWAKU Lesson”, the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education staff take on the role of instructors. For elementary and junior high school students, there are videos covering 4 subjects: Japanese language, arithmetic/mathematics, science, and English. For senior high school students, there are 3 subjects covered, which includes Japanese language, mathematics, and English. Each video is about 10 to 15 minutes in length. In a video, after a problem is presented, learners can pause the video and attempt to solve the problem.
On YouTube, a video-sharing site, broadcasting begins from April 14th. The series will be broadcast on cable television within the prefecture from April 20th, at the earliest.
For children who are unable to watch the videos on either YouTube or cable television, the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education will distribute the series on DVD, to ensure as many children as possible can have the opportunity to learn.
Fukui Prefecture reported that a Fukui City man in his 70s, infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has passed away, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths within the prefecture to three.
According to Fukui Prefecture, the man had been receiving dialysis treatment at Fukui City’s Fukushima Urology Clinic, where COVID-19 had spread within the facility. On April 5th, the man had experienced a fever of 39.0⁰C and was hospitalized at a medical institution. The next day, on the 6th, it was confirmed that he was infected with COVID-19.
Thereafter, the man experienced worsening symptoms, including a fever and difficulty breathing. He was equipped with an oxygen mask and received treatment; however, he passed away on April 13th.
The total number of deaths, among those infected with COVID-19, has risen to 3 within Fukui Prefecture.
April 14th, Close Contacts: Patients and Staff
On April 14th, Fukui Prefecture reported the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results of 15 people who had close contact with a Fukui Prefectural Hospital nurse infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the 15 patients and staff tested negative for the virus. Including the 81 people tested yesterday, everyone have been confirmed as negative for COVID-19. The remaining 3 people will undergo testing, after which, the results will be reported at a later time.