All Students and Faculty Members Returning to Japan Asked to Self-Isolate

As of March 30, the number of people infected with COVID-19 worldwide has risen to 693,282 while the number of deaths has reached 33,106. In Japan, the number of cases has grown to 1,894 with 56 deaths.
After receiving a notice from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology dated March 26 of this year, the Jikei Group of Colleges requested in a post dated March 3, 2020 that all persons returning or reentering Japan from a country experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, including regions subject to enhanced quarantine or regions subject to entry restrictions in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, remain at home for a period of two weeks.


However, the Jikei Group of Colleges takes the global scale and the rapid spread of COVID-19 very seriously and now requests that all students and faculty members who have traveled overseas within the past 14 days remain at home on standby for a period of 14 days after returning to Japan, regardless of where they may have traveled in order to safeguard the health and lives of the students, faculty members, and their families.