Care Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Hokkaido Japan

After Coronavirus Cluster at Hokkaido School for the Intellectually Disabled, positive Staff forced to care for positive Students

At Muroran Kotosen Gakuen in Muroran City, where children with intellectual disabilities and others are enrolled, a cluster of new coronavirus cases broke out at the end of February, forcing the staff of the isolated facility who tested positive for the virus, to provide care to those students who tested positive for the virus.

By Barrier Free Japan with extracts from The Hokkaido Shimbun

March 9 2022

MURORAN City, Hokkaido – At Muroran Kotosen Gakuen in Muroran City, where children with intellectual disabilities and others are enrolled, a cluster of new coronavirus cases broke out at the end of February, forcing the staff of the isolated facility who tested positive for the virus, to provide care to those students who tested positive for the virus.

It is believed that there are facilities in a similar situation, and experts say that “there are limits to infection control measures for disabled children and infants,” and call for government support, such as the distribution of test kits for early detection of infection, as they are indispensable in preventing the spread of infection

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