Category: Coronavirus

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan

Eight of confirmed COVID-19 infected staff at Chiba care home are family members

Eight family members of its infected staff were also confirmed Sunday to have contracted the virus, the prefectural government said. At the facility, Hokuso Ikusei-en, in the town of Tonosho, people with disabilities engage in craftwork, horticulture and other activities.

Coronavirus Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

IPC President responds to Games Postponement

IPC President, Andrew Parsons said: reaction:

“Postponing the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak is absolutely the right thing to do.   The health and well-being of human life must always be our number one priority and staging a sport event of any kind during this pandemic is simply not possible.”

Coronavirus Disability Japan Telework

In response to COVID-19 Japanese company provides teleworking system for employees with disabilities

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.

Coronavirus Disability Education Hokkaido

As coronavirus closes special needs schools Hokkaido disability groups request alternative arrangements

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.