Kamogawa City in Chiba prefecture has begun distributing 15,000 masks stored in the city to prevent the elderly and disabled from getting the new coronavirus. It targets medical institutions and nursing & disability facilities in the city.
Daisuke Sugimoto, a representative of the company ‘D&I’ – Diversity and Inclusion’ is taking measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in light of the growing number of companies recommending telecommuting and teleworking due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and will provide D&I’s service for people with disabilities through the ‘Enkaku Cloud’, free of charge from March 11, 2020 to April 30, 2020.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on March 8 that one person found to infected with the new coronavirus on March 6 was a staff member of a municipal welfare facility for the disabled. The ward will close this facility temporarily until March 16 to check the health of users and staff.
Following the closure of all special needs schools in Hokkaido due to the spread of the new coronavirus, parents and other groups have requested the Education Committee to create a place for children with disabilities.
Six organizations, including parents with children with disabilities, such as intellectual disability and autism, made requests to the school’s Board of Education, Yoshihiro Sato, and submitted a request.
Out of providers of home-visit nursing care services, almost 30 percent have seen their face mask stocks depleted, the survey also showed, underscoring the serious situation facing those who have regular contact with elderly people, who tend to develop severe symptoms once they are infected with the virus.
The Association for Hearing Loss in Hokkaido, whose headquarters are in Obihiro City, has requested that fax number be added to contact information for people looking guidance about the coronavirus . “The deaf cannot contact without a fax number,” said Akiko Sasaki.