Local schools and public facilities partially resumed operations in Fukuoka Prefecture as of May 18. At Kitakyushu City Museum and five other cultural facilities, an IC card-based visitor management system was introduced to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The first-in-Japan scheme uses conventional transportation IC cards to track visitor information. The new system, currently under trial, allows the city to get in touch with visitors at those places as soon as there is a suspected contact with COVID-19 infected persons. On May 18, no new cases of COVID-19 infection were found in Fukuoka Prefecture. The cumulative total remains at 658, while 553 patients have recovered from the virus as of May 18. Sources: Mainichi / RKB / Fukuoka Prefecture
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