Waste Collection, Heavy Snow Influence in Reihoku Region

Waste Collection, Heavy Snow Influence in Reihoku Region

Number of Scheduled Waste Collection Cancelled

On January 13th, due to the effects of the recent heavy snow, each municipality within Fukui Prefecture’s Reihoku region have made changes to the upcoming waste collection schedule, as listed below. Actual waste collection times may occur later than scheduled. Municipalities not mentioned will follow its regular scheduling.

Fukui City: Cancelled for January 15th.
Sakai City: Cancelled until the 15th.
Awara City: Cancelled for the 13th.
Ono City: Cancelled until the 15th.
Katsuyama City: Cancelled until the 15th.
Sabae City: Non-burnable waste, recyclables, and hazardous waste to resume collection on the 19th. Burnable waste collections to resume from the 14th.
Echizen City: Resumed from the 13th.
Eiheiji Town: Cancelled on the 13th. Only burnable waste collection on the 14th and 15th.
Echizen Town: Only burnable waste collection on the 13th for the Echizen district. Plastic waste collection scheduled for the 13th for the Ota district postponed to the 20th. Scheduling to return to normal from the 14th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1239896

School Closures for January 13th Across Various Municipalities

School Closures for January 13th Across Various Municipalities

8 Municipalities Including Fukui, Sakai, and Sabae cities

Due to the recent heavy snowfall, eight municipalities within Fukui Prefecture’s Reihoku region have announced temporary closures of some or all its elementary and junior high schools for January 13th. The municipalities are Fukui City, Awara City, Sakai City, Ono City, Katsuyama City, Eiheiji Town, Sabae City, and Echizen Town.
The status of schools within each municipality are as follow:

Fukui City:
All kindergarten, elementary, and junior high schools to be closed.
After-school children clubs and after-school children meets to be suspended.

Awara City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.

Sakai City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
All children’s centres to be closed.

Ono City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
Families already registered with an after-school children clubs, that are unable to take in the children, can refer to the operating special children clubs in the western, northern, and Izumi districts of the city.
Families who normally utilize the children clubs within the southern district of the city can refer towards the western district, while those that utilize the children clubs within the eastern district can refer towards the northern district.
Five children centres within the city are to be closed.

Katsuyama City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
Kindergartens are closed until the 15th.
Children centres have suspended reception on the 12th and 13th, but child-care support centres will be open during those days.

Eiheiji Town:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
All kindergartens and child-care centres are open from the 12th.
After-school children clubs, children centres, ad child-care support centres to be closed until the 13th.

Sabae City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
Municipal kindergartens also to be closed.

Echizen City:
All elementary, junior high school, and kindergartens to be closed.

Echizen Town:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.

Minamiechizen Town:
Schools to be open.

Ikeda Town:
Schools to be open.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1240878

Fukui Prefecture, Eiheiji Town Man Infected With COVID-19

Fukui Prefecture, Eiheiji Town Man Infected With COVID-19

December 4th Report

On December 4th, Fukui Prefecture reported one new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection of an Eiheiji Town male company employee (40s), bringing its cumulative total of cases to 321. On December 1st, the man experienced a fever of 37.1⁰C and chills. On the 3rd, a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through an antigen test. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201204.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1218113

Fukui Prefecture, Three New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, Three New COVID-19 Infections

November 20th Report

On November 20th, Fukui Prefecture reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, across Fukui City, Eiheiji Town, and Sabae City, bringing its cumulative total to 298. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Fukui City male company employee (20s)
On November 18th, the man experienced a fever of 37.4⁰C. On the 19th, he recorded a fever of 38⁰C; he visited a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. He had spent some time in Osaka Prefecture on the 15th.

[2] Eiheiji Town female facility staff (30s)
On November 19th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken; PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She is asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during past two weeks.

[3] Sabae City unemployed female (60s)
On November 19th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 though a PCR test. She is asymptomatic, and has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the past two weeks.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201120.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1209190

Fukui Prefecture, Six New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, Six New COVID-19 Infections

November 19th Report, Novel Coronavirus

On November 19th, Fukui Prefecture reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, of four people residing in Fukui City, one in Sabae City, and one in Eiheiji Town. The prefecture now has a cumulative total of 295 COVID-19 cases. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Fukui City male student (10s)
On November 12th, the student experienced a fever of 37.4⁰C. As a close contact, he had a biological sample taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[2] Sabae City male facility staff (20s)
On November 15th, the man experienced coughing and headache. On the 16th, he visited a medical institution for an examination. On the 17th, he got a fever of 38.9⁰C, and visited a medical institution for a re-examination and to have a biological sample taken. On the 18th, a PCR test result showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[3] Fukui City female part-time employee (40s)
On November 11th, the woman experienced a fever of 38.5⁰C, sore throat, and fatigue. On the 18th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She has no record of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[4] Fukui City unemployed female (60s)
On November 15th, the woman experienced coughing and a headache. On the 18th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. She has no record of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[5] Fukui City male part-time employee (20s)
On November 17th, the man experienced a headache. On the 18th, he went to a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[6] Eiheiji Town female facility staff (20s)
On November 14th, the woman experienced a fever of 38.7⁰C, sore throat, and fatigue. On the 18th, as a close contact, a biological sample was taken. On the 19th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201119.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1208533