Cruise ship passenger reception facility Resident briefing session Aichi Okazaki February 18 22:48
A briefing session for local residents was held on the night of the 18th, regarding the acceptance of passengers on a cruise ship affected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus at a pre-opening hospital in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture.
Resident briefings were held by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Okazaki City, and hospital officials at the Okazaki City Civic Center to reduce the concerns of the residents, and about 200 residents participated.
The briefing was held privately for approximately two hours after 6:00 pm.
According to a representative from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare at a press conference after the briefing, Okazaki City's Okazaki Medical Center in Okazaki City, which will open on April 1 for passengers on a cruise ship outbreak of the new coronavirus outbreak. The explanation was given on the background of the decision and the infection prevention measures.
In the subsequent question, while the residents showed voices of understanding, there were also voices of anxiety.
The woman who participated said, "I was relieved because I knew I was going to manage it properly."
On the other hand, another man said, "I'm very anxious, no matter how much you explain. I want you to take care of small children."
Kanai, director of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's Tokai Hokuriku Welfare Bureau, said at a press conference, "No people will go out of the hospital, much less the virus. It is safe for us, virus positive is negative. I will do my best to become more and more healthy. I will continue to explain carefully and resolve the concerns of the residents. "