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Regarding COVID-19 infections at Osaka University

2020-11-10(Tue)

10 OU students who dined out together have tested positive for COVID-19.

After one OU student tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, November 8, 16 students identified as high-risk contacts by a health center received PCR tests. 10 students from this group, including the initial case, were found to have contracted the virus as of November 10.

Thus, the university instructed the students identified as high-risk contacts and those who have had close contact with these infected students to stay home for a specified period of time. As of now, the university will not cancel in-person classes, but it will take measures, such as lecture cancellation and online classes, depending on the situation.

The university will take necessary measures in cooperation with health centers and post information to the university’s website should further cases arise.

Osaka University has informed its faculty, staff, and students via its official website, bulletin boards, and other media about measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on policies from the central government, Osaka Prefecture, and municipalities within the prefecture, as well as the opinions of experts. The university will continue its efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

*We ask for your understanding and consideration regarding the rights and privacy of the affected individuals and their families.

Osaka University Department of Safety and Hygiene

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