Covid-19 Hiroshima News Feed

April 7
An Etajima woman in her 30s who works at a medical facility has tested positive for corona virus, it was announced April 6.
First corona virus case on Etajima, Hiroshima Prefecture now at 16 cases

April 6
Summary of Hiroshima Prefectural Governor Yuzaki Hidehiko’s “Emergency Message”.
Pivotal point in fight against corona virus says Hiroshima governor

April 5
New corona cases in Fukuyama and Yamaguchi, but contact tracing and testing provides some relief.
New corona cases in Fukuyama and Yamaguchi & contact tracing update

April 4
Person in their 20s tests positive for corona virus on trip back to Hiroshima

April 3, 2020

Can Hiroshima resist the the lure of cherry blossom in midst of rise in corona cases?

2 new graduates positive for corona virus in Fukuyama and Fuchu-cho

4 new corona virus cases in Hiroshima City, 1st case in Fukuyama
The number of cases of corona virus in Hiroshima Prefecture rose to 11 on April 2, with the announcement of 4 more cases in Hiroshima City and Fukuyama City’s first case.

Figures about number of PCR tests being undertaken in Hiroshima Prefecture updated.

5/20 Bentenjima Fireworks Display Canceled
Usually the Chugoku region’s first fireworks display of the year, the Bentenjima display across the water from Tomo-no-ura has been canceled.

6/7 Mibu Rice Planting Ritual Canceled
UNESCO-designated intangible cultural heritage, the Mibu Rice Planting ritual planned for June 7 in Kita-hiroshima has been canceled.

March 30, 2020
Carp express concerns over proposed April 24 opening day [Japan Times]
Members of the Hiroshima Carp voiced concerns on Saturday about the wisdom of starting the season on April 24 while the coronavirus outbreak remains unchecked.

March 29, 2020

2 new cases of Covid-19 announced in Hiroshima City (Hiroshima City total 4, Hiroshima Prefecture total 6).

A 50 year old man in his 50s tested positive for novel corona virus on March 28 after He had not been out of the country in the 14 days before the onset of symptoms. Read more details about his movements and another asymptomatic case also announced today here.

Novel corona virus patient attended gradation ceremony in Hiroshima March 23 (GetHiroshima)

Press conference by Hiroshima City Mayor Matsui (Japanese)

March 25, 2020

Press conference by Hiroshima City Mayor Matsui (Japanese)