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A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case at Osaka University

2020-4-14(Tue)

A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case at Osaka University

 

A student of Osaka University was tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Details of this case and Osaka University’s measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus are noted below.

 

1. Student who tested positive for COVID-19

The student is a female in her 20s.

*The student is listed as the 97th case in this announcement from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare regarding COVID-19 cases at airport quarantine stations.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_10812.html

 

2. Details of the affected student's activity

Wednesday, April 1 – Student returns to Japan from a study abroad trip, tested via PCR test at a quarantine station at Narita International Airport.
Saturday, April 11 – Results from the PCR test come back positive (symptomless).

Following instructions given to her by a health center, the student has remained in the Kanto area at an isolated location; thus, she has not attended the university nor had any contact with anyone associated with the university since returning to Japan. 

 

3. Initiatives at Osaka University

Osaka University has informed faculty, staff, and students via its official website, bulletin boards, and other media about measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus based on policies from the central government and Osaka Prefecture, as well as the opinions of experts.
The university will continue its efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

Reference: Latest information about the novel coronavirus from Osaka University
https://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/news/info/corona

*We ask for your understanding and consideration regarding the rights and privacy of the affected individual. 

 

Osaka University Department of Safety and Hygiene

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