[Message from the President of Kyushu University following the Declaration of State of Emergency for Fukuoka Prefecture]
[[[Last Updated 4/13]]]
[Regarding to the emergency measures to the spreading of the novel coronaviruses (COVID19) infections]
The prefectural government is taking the highest priority to protect the lives and health of prefectural resident’s and because of the infections and for the prevention of infections, we have requested to residents to refrain from all but essential travel on the weekends, however there has been a rapid increase of infected cases in the prefecture and there are reports of mass infections in hospitals and such.
Because of this situation, as of April 7th, Fukuoka prefecture has been subjected to the nation’s state of emergency declaration. Being subjected to the state of emergency declaration, until May 6 th, the prefectural government will be implementing emergency measures.
We request the prefectural residents to follow guidelines listen in the following links.
[Message from the President of Kyushu University]
◆”As a way to arrest the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Japanese Government declared state of emergency today (April 7) covering seven areas, including Fukuoka Prefecture”. “Following this event, we have decided to ask our faculty and staff to work from home until further notice”.
◆”For the time being, we have no plans to close the university campus. But at the same time, we would like to reduce the number of students coming to the campus to an absolute minimum. In line with this, we have changed the event calendar and the ways in which we offer various activities for the first few months of the academic year 2020″.
◆”All extracurricular activities have also been suspended for the timing. Despite many setbacks that we all are forced to endure, I sincerely hope that you, the students, will make most of the online learning opportunities that the university makes available for you. Given that Fukuoka is now in state of emergency, I also urge you to act prudently to protect yourselves and your loved ones”.
◆”We continue to post the latest information and announcements on the Kyushu University website as necessary, so please check our website regularly”.