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Sharp Increase of COVID-19 Infections in Fukuoka – School Re-openings Postponed

 Local authorities announced twenty-five more cases of COVID-19 on April 8. One of them is a Fukuoka City-residing taxi driver in her fifties, who reportedly drove for several customers after she became ill on March 31. The new cases bring the total number of infections to 224, which is twenty-five times as many as two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima responded by announcing a postponement to the resumption of municipal schools until May 6. He also requested parents who use nurseries or other childcare services (including ‘gakudo’ after-school clubs) to keep their children at home unless unavoidable, such as parents employed as police or working at medical facilities. While the request is in effect, nursery fees will be refunded for those who stay at home. Source: NHK 

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Published: Apr 9, 2020 / Last Updated: Apr 9, 2020

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