Information about COVID-19

Numbers of Those Infected and Hospitalized with COVID-19 in Nara Prefecture

 March 6th, 2023

※1 Total number

of confirmed cases






Recovered (total) 


In hospitals,

hotels, or other facilities

Isolating at home/waiting for  hospital-ization or accommo-  











+22 from

the previous day 

 - from

the previous day 


- from

the previous day

 ±0 from

the previous day

 - from the previous day

+2 from

the previous day

 - from

the previous day

  ※1 Overlapped with other prefectures: -cases

          Available hospital beds: 58  Available hotel rooms: 6


In Order to Prevent the Spread of Infection

An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture (Updated on April 27th, 2022)

Regarding Measures to Control COVID-19


 The new highly infectious Omicron BA.2 variant has been spreading in Nara Prefecture.  

 We would like to ask residents in Nara Prefecture to continue to take appropriate preventative

 measures against the virus according to its features, and maintain your usual daily routine as much

 as possible.

 We would also like to ask people in Nara to maintain a balance between taking measures to prevent

 infection and taking actions to move our society and economy forward, while enjoying usual

 everyday life.



A request to the residents in Nara Prefecture in light of the recent COVID-19 situation (July 1st, 2021)


Important and Effective Preventive Steps  (released on April 27th, 2021)


Future Priorities in Fighting against COVID-19(Tuesday, January 26th, 2021)


A Request to the Residentsin Nara Prefecture Based On the Recent Situation Involving COVID-19 in Nara(November 11th, 2020)


The ten points you should “now” know about COVID-19 as of October, 2020


Important things you should keep in mind in order not to contract or spread COVID-19 further

Harassment or discrimination against healthcare workers, infected individuals or their family members is extremely intolerable.



Protect the lives of yourself and the people around you from infection by carefully practicing precautions to prevent catching and spreading the virus.


Strictly practice precautions against the catching and spreading of the disease.
 Please practice the following three essential steps.


(1)Wash/disinfect your hands thoroughly

When you come home, wash your hands and face first and then take a shower and change your clothes as soon as possible.
Wash your hands carefully with soap and water for 30 seconds.
After washing, dry your hands well with a clean towel or a paper towel.


※ When you touch your eyes, mouth or nose with your virus infected hands, the viruses will stick to membrane cells and go into them and multiply. It is said that while viruses can go through the membrane, they cannot penetrate healthy skin but just remain on its surface. Washing with soap is effective as the soap can dissolve the outer envelope of the virus.



(2)Maintain a 2m (minimum 1m) distance
When you talk with someone, avoid facing each other directly.
Even without symptoms, wear a mask, practice cough etiquette, and frequently maintain good ventilation indoors.
※Beware of heatstroke when you wear a mask in hot and humid weather. Hydrate yourself more often than usual.

(To prevent heat stroke, take off your mask when you are outdoors and stay 2m or more away from others.)

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(3)Do not go out when you have any symptoms

Take your temperature every morning.

Rest at home when you have a fever or any cold-like symptoms. Where possible, stay in a separate room from other family members.
Upon meeting high-risk individuals like the elderly or those with chronic diseases, be more strict when checking your health.

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Maintain a distance from others.
Ventilate rooms and wear a mask in meetings.
Adopt teleworking and staggered working days/hours
Promote having meetings and exchanging business cards online.

Avoid talking as much as possible when you take off your mask for eating/drinking.



Go shopping alone or with a minimum number of people when it is not crowded.
Maintain a distance at the checkout line.



When you go to a park, choose a less crowded place and time.
Go jogging or cycling with a minimum number of people and keep your distance.
Avoid hard exercise that makes you feel short of breath while wearing a mask.



Eating with others
Avoid sharing food with others and order individually.
Do not attend if you have any symptoms (fever, fatigue, sore throat, etc.) or if in the past few
days you visited a high-risk place of infection.



When you visit a facility serving alcohol including host clubs and hostess bars, please avoid establishments that fail to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

(Guidelines include: Employees must wear face masks; good ventilation should be maintained; there should be dividers or a space of 1m or more between seats; there should be dividers in front of seats or face-to-face seating should be avoided, etc.)


How to throw away used masks/tissues
Do not touch them directly with your hand (Place the garbage bag into a garbage can).
Put a mask/tissue in a small bag or wrap with paper before putting it in a garbage bag.
Make sure that the garbage bag will not tear. Tightly seal the bag and throw it away.
Wash your hands right away.



Seasonal Events (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, viewing the first sunrise of the year, etc.)

When participating in an event, please make sure to carefully practice basic preventive measures against infection.
Please do not join seasonal events where basic preventive measures are not fully observed.
In particular, please avoid events or parties where an unspecified large number of people may gather spontaneously and speak, shout, or sing loudly.
If you organize or participate in an event, please make sure to maintain appropriate physical distancing, disinfect your hands, wear masks, avoid loud conversations, and take any other necessary preventive measures.
Please try to avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol, drinking for hours or into the late hours of the night either on the street or in restaurants/bars, also avoid joining seasonal events while/after drinking.
When necessary, please try to find a new way of enjoying the seasonal events, such as spending time with your family at home and joining online events.


 Telephone Consultation Counters

■Nara Prefecture COVID-19 Testing Consultation Desk (former returnee/contact consultation center)
 If you have a fever or other symptoms, first consult with a local doctor by phone. If there is no doctor nearby, or if regardless of your symptoms you suspect you are infected, please consult with this consultation desk.
Available only in Japanese.
 ◇Phone: 0742-27-1132 FAX: 0742-27-8565 (Available 24 hours, 365 days a year)


Nara Prefecture COVID-19 Vaccination Side Effects Call Center

  Telephone consultation is available in 21 languages (including Japanese)


 ◇Phone: 0120-919-003 FAX: 0742-36-610524 hours every day


 ◇Available languages (21 Total)

  ・Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Nepali,

   Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhala,

   and Hindi


Call center at the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (general consultation)

   Telephone consultation is available in8 languages (including Japanese)


   ◇Phone: 0120-565-653(toll free)


 ◇Hours  (Operating every day)

  ・Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00~21:00

  ・Thai: 9:00~18:00

  ・Vietnamese: 10:00~19:00

COVID-19 vaccine call center at the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW)

 Telephone consultation is available in 8 languages (including Japanese)


   ◇Phone: 0120-761-770(toll free)


 ◇Hours  (Operating every day)

  ・Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00~21:00

  ・Thai: 9:00~18:00

  ・Vietnamese: 10:00~19:00

■AMDA Medical Information Center ”Novel Coronavirus Multilingual Consultation Center”
 Telephone consultation is available in 9 languages. Details can be found here (external link)
 ◇Phone: 03-6233-9266 (Weekdays 10:00〜16:00)

■The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) “Japan Visitor Hotline”
 The JNTO operates a multilingual visitor hotline (in English, Chinese and Korean) to foreign visitors to Japan who want help including COVID-19 related matters.
 ◇Phone: 050-3816-2787  (Available 24 hours, 365 days a year)


■FRESC(Foreign Residents Support Center) Help Desk
 FRESC Help Desk offers consultations to foreign residents who find themselves in troubling situations, such as losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phone consultations are available in 18 languages.

 ◇Phone: 0120-76-2029 (Weekdays: 9:00〜17:00)