Fukui City to Provide ¥10,000 for Every Child, Junior High School Age and Lower

Fukui City to Provide ¥10,000 for Every Child, Junior High School Age and Lower

Novel Coronavirus, Measure to Support Families Raising Children

On April 20th, a measure was disclosed for Fukui City (in Fukui Prefecture) to provide ¥10,000 to parents and guardians, for every child at a junior high school age and lower, as part of the response against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The measure is to provide economic support to families raising children, during a time where burden has increased, in part, as an effect from the school closures. Fukui City will take the current fiscal year’s supplementary budget to be processed by the municipal government body, and is also looking to provide financial support during the period right after Golden Week. The cost is expected to reach ¥400 million.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1071984

Fukui Prefecture Heading Towards Request for Business Suspension, From April 25

Fukui Prefecture Heading Towards Request for Business Suspension, From April 25

Grant Amount for Businesses that Comply, Under Consideration

On April 21st, Fukui Prefectural Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto disclosed a plan to request a suspension of businesses within the prefecture from 12:00 a.m. of April 25th, as a countermeasure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Business owners who cooperate with the request will receive a grant. The amount for the grant and which industries will be affected are currently under review. The Fukui Prefectural Office provided the preceding information to the news media.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1072444

Five COVID-19 Cases Across Fukui City, Echizen City, and Sakai City

Five COVID-19 Cases Across Fukui City, Echizen City, and Sakai City

April 21st, Novel Coronavirus, Men and Women in Their 20s to 70s

On April 21st, Fukui Prefecture reported five new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across Fukui City, Echizen City, and Sakai City, bringing the prefecture’s total number of confirmed cases to 118.

Brief details of the 114th through to the 118th cases are as follows:

[114] Fukui City unemployed female, in her 70s

[115] Echizen City unemployed male, in his 20s

[116] Sakai City female company employee, in her 60s

[117] Sakai City male company employee, in his 30s

[118] Fukui City unemployed male, in his 70s

Excluding the Echizen City male [115], all in the reported cases have had close contact with someone who has been confirmed with COVID-19.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1072451