The number of people infected with Covid-19 are increasing in Mie

三重県内で新型コロナウイルスの感染者が増えています!

2021/07/21 Wednesday Announcements, Coronavirus

Currently, the number of infections among foreign nationals and people with foreign roots are increasing Mie, according to late-July data.  And cases of infections among family members who live in the same household are also increasing.

The virus has turned into a very infectious “mutant strain”.  Cases are increasing indoors, poorly ventilated and enclosed places and even outdoors.

Our actions are very important to prevent the spread of the infection.  Let’s do what we can in order to have a safe summer.

  1. Don’t bring the virus into your home in Mie
  • As much as possible, avoid going to and from areas with widespread infection. Please reduce contact with people and be careful not to bring the virus into Mie prefecture and into your home.
  1. Avoid acts that can transmit the virus if infected and avoid not to become infected
  • There are many people who do not have symptoms even if they are infected. Even if you don’t have clear symptoms like a cough or fever, always wear a mask.  Chatting without a mask can transmit the virus.
  • Do not eat or have barbecues with too many people. This can increase the risk of infections among your friends and family.
  • When eating in restaurants, choose restaurants that are registered under the “Anshin Mieria”, Mie’s hospitality and safety facility certification system that complies with the guidelines to reduce the risk of infections.
  • If you are not feeling well, avoid going outside. Rest at home and avoid contact with others.
  1. We will introduce past infection cases, so please refer to it.
  • In a martial arts school, students trained without wearing a face mask and 12 people became infected.
  • Two different families had a meal together without the use of a face mask and did not do the social distancing. 8 people got infected.
  • Chatting without wearing a face mask during lunch break at work
  • Friends talked without wearing a face mask in the car while commuting.

About the vaccine

Please consider vaccination after knowing the effects and side reactions of the vaccine.  If you have any problems with vaccination reservations, please call Mie’s “Coronavirus Vaccine for Foreigners Inquiry Line”  (Mie Gaikokujin Corona Vaccine Soudan Dial – みえ外国人コロナワクチン相談ダイアル): 080-3123-9173.

Service languages ​​are in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Nepali, Filipino, Thai, Portuguese and Spanish

STOP Vaccine Related Discrimination

2021/07/21 Wednesday Announcements, Coronavirus

STOP 「ワクチン差別」

Acts of discrimination, prejudice or harassment related to vaccination are unforgivable!

Taking the coronavirus vaccine is not mandatory.  There are many people who cannot get the vaccine for a variety of reasons.

The government urges everyone not to force other people to get the vaccine or to treat people who haven’t received it with prejudice.

There are people who cannot receive the vaccine or require special attention. (If you are one of these people, consult your trusted doctor)

People who cannot get the vaccine

  • People who clearly have a fever (usually with a body temperature above 37.5°C. However, even if it is below 37.5°C, it will depend on your normal temperature).
  • People with serious illnesses
  • People who have had extreme allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, after ingesting some of the substances in the vaccine.
  • People who do not fit the above items and are not in a position to receive the vaccine

People who require special attention to receive the vaccine

  • People who have been diagnosed with immune failure or who have family members with congenital immune failure
  • People who have heart, kidney, circulatory or liver diseases, or developmental diseases, etc.
  • People who have had symptoms of fever and allergies, such as systemic rash, two days after receiving some type of vaccine in the past.
  • People who had seizures in the past
  • People at risk of being allergic to vaccine substances.

For inquiries, contact the number listed below

Ministry of Health, Work and Welfare Covid Vaccine Call Center (Kosei Rodo-sho Shingata Corona Vaccine Call Center – 厚生労働省新型コロナワクチンコールセンター): 0120-76-1770 (Free Dial)

Service Languages

Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

Office hours (including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9 am to 9 pm

Thai: 9am to 6pm

Vietnamese: 10 am to 7 pm

Call Center for People Who Had Their Human Rights Violated

MieCo, MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie: 080-3300-8077

Coronavirus Vaccine Inquiries for Foreign Residents in Mie Phone: 080-3123-9173

Mie Human Rights Center (Mie-ken Jinken Center – 三重県人権センター): 059-233-5500 (in Japanese only)