2021 Sabae Azalea Festival Suspended

2021 Sabae Azalea Festival Suspended

Planned for Sabae City’s Nishiyama Park, Announcement by the Executive Committee

The 61st Sabae Azalea Festival (sponsored by Fukui Shimbun) was schedule to take place on May 3rd and 4th at Nishiyama Park (Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture); however, as a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, the executive committee announced the decision to suspend the event, for the second year in a row.

All events connected with the festival will subsequently not take place. There will neither be a special parking area at Sundome Fukui, nor will the shuttle bus operate during the scheduled days.

In a normal year, the Sabae Azalea Festival attracts roughly 150,000 visitors from within and outside the prefecture. Being the season of blooming cherry blossoms and azaleas, there are many visitors, even outside the festival period. Thus, food stands and other such stalls are suspended from operating at the park between March 27th and May 16th.

The festival’s executive committee expressed, “It is unfortunate to suspend this event. But we wish everyone to understand that, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, being in the park for long period of time can increase the risk of infection. We still hope for people to enjoy walking through the park and its flowers, while spreading out the time of visit”. The parking area nearby Sabae City Hall will have free parking from May 1st to May 5th, during Golden Week.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1278846

Sabae City, One New COVID-19 Infection

Sabae City, One New COVID-19 Infection

November 25, Tenth Consecutive Day of New COVID-19 Infection Report

On November 25th, Fukui Prefecture reported that a Sabae City male company employee (50s) has been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the prefecture’s cumulative total of cases to 305. On this day, the man experienced a fever of 37.9⁰C, and went to a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken; a PCR test 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.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201125.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1211968

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

Four New COVID-19 Infections, One Connected With a Fukui City High School

Four New COVID-19 Infections, One Connected With a Fukui City High School

November 10th Report, COVID-19

On November 10th, Fukui Prefecture reported 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, of a Fukui City male company employee (20s), a Fukui City female company employee (20s), a Sabae City female student (10s), and an Awara City independent businessman (30s).

The female student (10s) from Sabae City attends the Fukui City high school which reported several COVID-19 infections on November 9th. On the 9th, a biological sample was taken; PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test results showed positive for COVID-19. The student has no history of travel outside Fukui Prefecture during the past two weeks, and is currently asymptomatic. She has two close contacts of family members living within the same residence.

The Fukui City male company employee (20s) had spent some time in Aichi Prefecture during November 1st to 3rd; the Fukui City female company employee (20s) is a close contact. The man experienced fatigue throughout his body on the 4th, and a fever of 38⁰C on the 7th. On the 9th, he went to a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken; PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. The Fukui City female company employee (20s) experienced a fever of 38.2⁰C, fatigue, and joint paint on the 9th. She visited a medical institution for an examination on the 10th, and had a biological sample taken; PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. The woman’s recent travel history is currently under investigation. Both have entered hospitalization at a medical institution designated for infectious diseases.

The Awara City independent businessman (30s) experienced a fever of 37.3⁰C and fatigue on November 7th, and went to a medical institution for an examination on the same day. On the 9th, he went to a medical institution for a re-examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 10th showed positive for COVID-19, and subsequently entered hospitalization at a medical institution designated for infectious diseases. He has no history of travel outside of Fukui Prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. He has two close contacts, of a colleague and an acquaintance.

Fukui Prefecture has a cumulative total of 266 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201110.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1202580