Announcement about Infection of COVID-19 in the University of the Ryukyus (No.3)

August 6, 2020
University of the Ryukyus

On August 5 (Wed.), it was confirmed that a member of the University was infected with COVID-19. The information confirmed and the measures taken by the University are as follows:

・Number of person(s) infected: One person
・Status: Staff member

・The University implemented disinfection of the facilities according to the instructions of the Public Health Center.
・For university members who are suspected of having had close contact, we are now asking their cooperation for standing by at home and making arrangements for PCR tests, etc.
・At this point, it is confirmed that this case has no relation to the first and second cases occurred in the University.

The University has confirmed three cases of COVID-19 infection until today, including this case.  We sincerely hope that they will recover from illness as soon as possible.

Anybody could become one of the infected persons tomorrow.  We would like to ask each one of you for your understanding and consideration for respect for human rights as well as protection of personal information for infected persons and their families.

To date, the University has been taking various measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, in accordance with the government policies and so on.  We would like to continue to make our efforts to prevent the spread of the infection in the University as well as in the local communities.

For inquiries about the announcement, please contact the Public Relations Unit, General Affairs Section (Email: