On May 20, Fukuoka Prefecture began to recruit residents who lost jobs under the impact of the new coronavirus spread. The prefecture is offering 492 short-term positions for eligible students, exchange students, and others who were previously employed. A total of approximately 7,000 jobs will be offered during the coming months. While the prefecture continues to request closure to some of the local food service businesses, the exclusion of bars without guest services has was officially announced. The prefecture now approves reopening of such facilities while implementing appropriate prevention measures against the spread of COVID-19. On May 20, there were no new instances of COVID-19 infection recorded in Fukuoka Prefecture, setting a new record of three days consecutive days. The cumulative total remains at 658. Also, 570 patients have recovered from the disease as of May 19. Sources: KBC / NHK / Fukuoka Prefecture
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