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Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

28 Feb 2020 6:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

To keep our members and friends informed on the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, ANZCCJ will share relevant updates and advice from the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. 

The following key measures are currently recommended, to protect the health of individuals and help prevent spread of the virus.

Good Hygiene Practices

We encourage everyone to adopt good hygiene practices, particularly when it comes to hand hygiene.  Please wash your hands regularly and make use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser where available.

Flexible Working Arrangements

Many businesses and organisations are implementing flexible work arrangements, including working from home and flexible working hours, subject to business needs.

Stay away from others if you have flu-like symptoms

If you are feeling unwell and/or starting to display flu-like symptoms, it is important that you avoid going to work and stay home where possible. If concerned, please see a doctor straight away. It is a good idea to ring ahead, so your doctor can get ready to receive you in a way that is safe for everyone.  

Finally, please note that several prefectures around Japan have established multilingual hotlines to provide information on health services for those who may be showing symptoms. The hotline established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is offering this service in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Thai, and is available from 9am to 8pm everyday. Please call 03-5285-8181, or refer to the below news article for similar hotlines in other regions.

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