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.
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.
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:
 Fukui City unemployed female, in her 70s
 Echizen City unemployed male, in his 20s
 Sakai City female company employee, in her 60s
 Sakai City male company employee, in his 30s
 Fukui City unemployed male, in his 70s
Excluding the Echizen City male , all in the reported cases have had close contact with someone who has been confirmed with COVID-19.