Health Ministry Lists 13 Emergency Symptoms

Health ministry lists 13 emergency symptoms

Japan's health ministry has issued a checklist of 13 coronavirus symptoms which indicate that a person should consult a medical expert immediately.

The list is designed for patients with mild symptoms who are recuperating at designated accommodation facilities or at home.

Health Ministry To Up Testing Capacity To 20,000

Health ministry to up testing capacity to 20,000

Japan's health ministry plans to expand the country's capacity to test for the coronavirus to 20,000 a day. It is also thinking about increasing drive-through testing.

The ministry says Japan now has the capacity for up to 12,000 daily tests, done by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, public health centers and others.

Health Ministry Releases Covid-19 Cluster Map

Health ministry releases COVID-19 cluster map

Japan's health ministry has released a map showing clusters of coronavirus infections in the country.

The map on the ministry's website shows 15 clusters in 10 prefectures, as of Sunday.

Health Ministry To Review Diamond Princess Cases

Health ministry to review Diamond Princess cases

Japan's health ministry plans to review its handling of coronavirus infections on the cruise ship Diamond Princess.

At a news conference on Sunday, health minister Katsunobu Kato said the ministry has collected necessary data and will choose an appropriate time for the review, while keeping a close watch on the outbreak in Japan.

Health Checks Continue For Former Passengers

Health checks continue for former passengers

Japan's Health Ministry will continue to check the condition of passengers who got off the quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo, after one of them tested positive for the new coronavirus on Saturday.

Nine hundred sixty-nine passengers left the Diamond Princess last week after testing negative for the virus and finishing the two-week quarantine period.

Another Health Ministry Official Infected

Another health ministry official infected

Japan's health ministry says another one of its officials who had been working on the quarantined cruise ship docked in Yokohama, near Tokyo, is confirmed to have the new coronavirus.

The man in his 50s had been gathering information on the virus-stricken Diamond Princess to relay to the ministry between Tuesday and Saturday.

Health Of Cruise Ship's Crew To Be Studied

Health of cruise ship's crew to be studied

Japan's health ministry appears set to launch studies into how to prevent crew on board a cruise ship hit by the coronavirus outbreak from catching the virus.

The move comes as 20 crew members of the quarantined Diamond Princess have tested positive for the virus.

Health Ministry To Step Up Quarantine At Ports

Health ministry to step up quarantine at ports

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato has disclosed plans to step up measures at ports of entry from China to prevent the spread of infections caused by a new strain of the coronavirus.

Questionnaires about symptoms will be distributed to passengers arriving on flights from Wuhan, China, where the deadly outbreak began.

Leaders Discuss Access To Basic Health Services

Leaders discuss access to basic health services

Leaders and representatives from over 50 countries are in Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, also known as TICAD.

Thursday's discussion focused on one of the biggest hurdles hampering economic and social development... access to healthcare.

Ticad Discusses Access To Basic Health Services

TICAD discusses access to basic health services

The second day of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, is underway. Thursday's focus is on the biggest hurdles preventing economic growth and social development in many parts of Africa.

The main topic of the session is improving access to basic medical and health services despite widespread poverty.

Health Ministry Warns Travelers Of Ebola Risk

Health ministry warns travelers of Ebola risk

Japanese health authorities are warning people who travel to central Africa to stay away from areas where cases of Ebola have been reported.

An outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed more than 1,600 people since last August, mostly in North Kivu province. Earlier this month, a woman who traveled to neighboring Uganda was found to have been infected.

G20 Ministers To Discuss Universal Health Care

G20 ministers to discuss universal health care

While G20 leaders are meeting in Osaka, their finance and health ministers will be holding a separate session to discuss global health issues.

Japan plans to call for stronger ties between G20 financial and health authorities to achieve universal health coverage, or UHC, throughout the world.

Fm Kono Cancels Duties Due To Poor Health

FM Kono cancels duties due to poor health

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has canceled his official duties on Friday because of poor health.

The Foreign Ministry says that Kono was diagnosed on Thursday with pyelonephritis, a condition triggered by a bacterial infection of the kidneys.