Echizen Town Suspends Coming-of-Age Ceremony, First Within Fukui Prefecture

Echizen Town Suspends Coming-of-Age Ceremony, First Within Fukui Prefecture

Scheduled for January 10th, In Response to Nationwide Spread of COVID-19

On December 21st, Echizen Town announced that it will suspend the Coming-of-Age ceremony, that was scheduled for January 10, 2021. The decision was made by the Echizen Town Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters due to the continuous nationwide spread of COVID-19. Echizen Town is the first municipality within Fukui Prefecture to suspend its Coming-of-Age ceremony.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1228885

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

December 26th Report

On December 26th, Fukui Prefecture reported two new COVID-19 infections, of an Oi Town male company employee (20s) and a Tsuruga City male company employee (30s). Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Oi Town male company employee (20s)
On December 25th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic. During December 21st through 24th, he had spent some time within Kyoto Prefecture.

[2] Tsuruga City male company employee (30s)
On December 25th, the man administered a personal test kit that showed positive for COVID-19, which was later verified with a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

Fukui Prefecture now has a cumulative total of 345 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201226.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1232368