Information on Coronavirus
- Multilingual Call Center
- New Lifestyle
- Useful Tools
- Important Notice Regarding Change/Renewal of Visa and Continuous Employment
Requests to Residents
Area: Entire Osaka
Period: From March 13 to May 7, 2023
(However, revision of request details might be considered according to future infection situations.)
Details: See the material below
Callings on Residents of Osaka Prefecture（PDF：157KB）
Latest Update on COVID-19
COVID-19 Information & Resources by the Cabinet Secretariat
Latest information on Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
NHK World Japan Portal Website for Emergency & Coronavirus
Examinations conducted in Sakai
|Total (February 6, 2020~)||231,803|
*some of those tested positive may not be Sakai residents and therefore the total number may not be the same as the total number of cases
Breakdown of those tested positive
As of March 16, 2023
Multilingual Call Center for COVID-19 by MHLW
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare offers multilingual consultation servive regarding COVID-19.
TEL: 0120-565653 (free dial) Available all year round
Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (9:00~21:00)
This initiative is intended to encourage the practice of a new life and work style to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is based on the New Lifestyle announced by the government.
38 pictograms of preventive actions can be downloaded for free so please use them at home, workplaces, restaurants etc. to prevent infections.
Download Sakai Style
Osaka residents are requested to continue practicing “New Lifestyle” to prevent spread of infections.
＊New Lifestyle examples
- Keep social distance (2m between persons)
- Wear a mask (even if you don’t have any symptoms)
- Wash your hands (and face if necessary right after coming back home for 30 sec with water and soap)
- Promote tele-working
- Use and Register on the Osaka Covid-19 Tracing System
- Osaka COVID-19 Tracing System
This is Osaka Prefecture's system to send an alert email to those registered in case they had close-contact with someone at the same event or facility who later tested positive for COVID-19.
Please refer to the poster to see how the system works.
Osaka COVID-19 Tracing System Poster（PDF：633KB）
- COVID-19 Contact Confirming Application (COCOA)
This is a smartphone application supplied by Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Just install the application and turn bluetooth on, then you'll be notified if you have close contacts with those infected during the past 2 weeks.
Install Application (Google Play)
Install Application (App Store)
Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai (POME) Life advice for International Residents in Sakai
When Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai Is Unavailable (Osaka Foundation of International Exchange)
AMDA Multi-language Consultation on Covid-19 (10:00-16:00 weekday) 03-6233-9266
※Please note that these contact points are not medical institutions and so they don’t provide direct consultations with a medical specialist.
Important Notice Regarding the Change/Renewal of Visa and Continuous Employment
Notice for Visa Change and Renewal（PDF：192KB）
Guide to Support for Continuous Employment for Foreigners Who Have Been Dismissed, etc.（PDF：710KB）
Multi-language Disaster Information app. (for Android)
Multi-language Disaster Information app. (for iPhone)
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