Coronavirus infection is now a category 5 infectious disease

「新型コロナウイルス感染症」が 5類感染症に移行しました

2023/05/08 Monday Seminars and Events

On May 8, 2023, the legal status of the coronavirus infection changed to a category 5 infectious disease, the same as seasonal flu.

As a result, restrictions on the movement of infected people, identification of people with close contact with those infected, treatment of infected people by health centers, among other measures, will no longer be necessary.

While there are no restrictions on going out in public places after switching to Category 5, if you are ill, during the 5 day period after symptoms first appear and within the 24 hour period since symptom relief (fever, sore throat etc.), avoid leaving the house as much as possible.

Additionally, the new coronavirus drugs listed below will continue to be funded by the public health system, but other medical costs will be paid by the patient (public funding for such costs has ended).

Medicines for the treatment of the coronavirus that will be covered by public funds

  • Oral medications (Lagevrio Paxlovid, Xocova)
  • Intravenous medications (Veklury)
  • Drugs for neutralizing antibodies (Casirivimab/Imdevimab, Sotrovimab, Tixagevimabe/cilgavimabe)

Consultation and care centers for coronavirus infections (in Japanese language only)

24-hour service (including weekends and holidays)

  • Kuwana Public Health Center: 0594-24-3619
  • Yokkaichi Public Health Center: 059-352-0594
  • Suzuka Public Health Center: 059-392-5010
  • Tsu Public Health Center: 059-223-5345
  • Matsusaka Public Health Center: 0598-50-0518
  • Ise Public Health Center: 0596-27-5140
  • Iga Public Health Center: 0595-24-8050
  • Owase Public Health Center: 0597-23-3456
  • Kumano Public Health Center: 0597-89-6161

Service Desks

  • If you are having difficulties due to the new coronavirus:

Call MieCo, Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents

TEL: 080-3300-8077

Opening hours: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

  • If you are experiencing vaccine-related difficulties and/or need help booking vaccine:

Call the “Coronavirus Vaccine Consultation Line for Mie Foreigners” – Mie Gaikokujin Corona Vaccine Soudan Dial (みえ外国人コロナワクチン相談ダイアル)

TEL: 080-3123-9173

Opening hours: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

Information on Specialized Consultations with Lawyers, Clinical Psychologists and Immigration (April 2023 to March 2024)

2023/05/08 Monday Seminars and Events

弁護士、臨床心理士、出入国在留管理局への専門相談会のお知らせ (2023年4月~2024年3月実施分)

Telephone consultations with experts will take place on the following dates.

People who want to make an appointment must make the reservation at least 5 days before the date of the appointment.

If you want to make a reservation or have questions about appointments, call MieCo (080-3300-8077).

Consultations are free.

Consultation hours

First time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Second time: 3pm to 4pm

Experts who can be consulted

Lawyers (consultations on laws related to divorce, traffic accidents, among others)

Clinical psychologists (consultations about feelings of depression, lack of sleep, among others)

Immigration, Zairyu Kanrikyoku (consultations on immigration procedures, among others)

Dates of consultations with lawyers

April 7, 2023 (Friday)

April 21, 2023 (Friday)

May 12, 2023 (Friday)

June 2, 2023 (Friday)

June 23, 2023 (Friday)

July 14, 2023 (Friday)

August 4, 2023 (Friday)

August 25, 2023 (Friday)

September 15, 2023 (Friday)

October 6, 2023 (Friday)

October 27, 2023 (Friday)

November 17, 2023 (Friday)

December 1, 2023 (Friday)

December 22, 2023 (Friday)

January 19, 2024 (Friday)

February 2, 2024 (Friday)

March 15, 2024 (Friday)

Dates of consultations with Immigration (Zairyu Kanrikyoku)

April 13, 2023 (Thursday)

May 11, 2023 (Thursday)

June 8, 2023 (Thursday)

July 13, 2023 (Thursday)

August 10, 2023 (Thursday)

September 14, 2023 (Thursday)

October 12, 2023 (Thursday)

November 9, 2023 (Thursday)

December 14, 2023 (Thursday)

January 11, 2024 (Thursday)

February 8, 2024 (Thursday)

March 14, 2024 (Thursday)

Dates of consultations with clinical psychologists

May 26, 2023 (Friday)

July 28, 2023 (Friday)

September 22, 2023 (Friday)

November 24, 2023 (Friday)

January 26, 2024 (Friday)

March 22, 2024 (Friday)

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