Coronavirus: when a child is infected


2023/06/05 Monday Announcements, Coronavirus

For the person infected with the coronavirus

It is recommended that the child does not leave the house for 5 days after the onset of symptoms and for 24 hours after the symptoms subside, as the risk of infecting others is high. Until 10 days have passed, wear a mask and be careful not to spread the infection to others.

For caregivers and family members living in the same household

Pay attention to your own physical condition

  • Take special care during the first five days, starting from day 0 of the onset of illness in the infected person. The disease can develop up to the 7th day.
  • Avoid crowded places and wear a mask when going out.  Avoid contact with people at high risk of worsening symptoms and be careful not to spread the disease to others.

Guidelines for seeking medical advice

  • Observe the patient’s mood, appetite, and breathing. If the person is in a good mood, has a good appetite and normal skin color, there is basically no need to worry.  If you have any concerns, consult your doctor.
  • If you’re not sure whether or not to see a doctor, or if it’s late at night or a holiday, use the telephone consultation service.

Telephone consultation services in times of crisis

Mie Kodomo Iryo Dial (in Japanese language only)

Specialized medical consultants are available to provide telephone advice about illnesses in children.

Target-person Children under 18 years of age and their families
Consultation content Childhood illnesses, medication and accidents.
Period of consultations Monday to Saturday, from 19:30 to 20:00

Sundays, public holidays and New Year and New Year holidays (December 31 to January 3) 8:00 am – 8:00 am (24 hours)

Phone number #8000

*If #8000 does not connect, call 059-232-9955.

*The consultation is free, but call charges are paid by the user.

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For symptoms that are not enough to call an ambulance, information is available about medical institutions that can accept the patient.

·         Iryo Net Mie * Click the link to go to an external website.  (Searchable in English).  You can view various information about medical institutions that can accept patients and all medical institutions in the Prefecture

·         Mie Emergency Medical Information Center (Mieken Kyukyu Iryo Joho Center)

TEL: 059-229-1199 (in Japanese only)

Information about medical institutions available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  (This is not a consultation phone).

Coronavirus: what to do if you feel unwell

2023/06/05 Monday Announcements, Coronavirus


What to do if you think you may have been infected with the coronavirus

Before going to a medical institution::

  • Check your symptoms and your medications.
  • Verify using a government-approved test kit.

If your test is positive

If the symptoms are mild, start treatment at home or elsewhere.

In case of a negative result

If symptoms are present, continue with the basic infection preventive measures such as wearing a mask and washing your hands.

*People at high risk of serious illness, such as the elderly, people with underlying medical conditions, pregnant women, etc., and people with severe symptoms who wish to receive medical attention, should contact a medical facility.

Contact a medical institution in advance when going for a medical examination

Please take necessary infection control measures when visiting medical institutions, pharmacies and facilities for the elderly.

The coronavirus is highly contagious, so wear a mask to protect people who are at high risk of it getting worse.

Thing to prepare when you feel unwell

  • Novel coronavirus antigen qualitative test kit.

*Choose government-approved “in vitro diagnostic” (Taigai Shindan-yo Iryo-hin) or “category 1” tests.  “Research use” is not approved by the government.

  • Antipyretic and analgesic drugs
  • Contact details for telephone consultation

Consultation centers are open 24 hours a day, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (in Japanese only)

Kuwana Public Health Center: 0594-24-3619

Ise Public Health Center: 0596-27-5140

Yokkaichi Public Health Center: 059-352-0594

Iga Public Health Center: 0595-24-8050

Suzuka Public Health Center: 059-392-5010

Owase Public Health Center: 0597-23-3456

Tsu Public Health Center: 059-223-5345

Kumano Public Health Center: 0597-89-6161

Matsusaka Public Health Center: 0598-50-0518

If you want to consult in a foreign language, call Mieco (Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents).

Phone number: 080-3300-8077

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and year-end and New Year holidays).

Languages ​​available: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese.