Written with extracts translated from TBS
April 3rd 2020
Kamisu City, Ibaraki Pref – Five outbreaks of the new coronavirus have been confirmed at a support facility for the disabled in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Ibaraki Prefecture had already confirmed that seven people had been infected, including facility users and staff, on the 2nd. April at a welfare facility for the disabled, “Happy House Humming House” in Kamisu City. Three people, one staff member, and one user’s family, a total of five cases were announced.
It is said that this facility was visited by users who were confirmed to be infected at the disability welfare facility “Hokuso Nursery Garden” where outbreaks occurred in Higashisho Town, Chiba Prefecture. A total of 113 people have been infected in connection with the facilities in Higashisho-cho.
In addition to the facilities in Kamisu City, five new cases of infection have been confirmed in Ibaraki Prefecture, and the prefecture wants to prevent the spread of infection by conducting health surveys of close contacts.