Announcement about Infection of COVID-19 in the University of the Ryukyus (No.6)

September 30, 2020
University of the Ryukyus

On September 29 (Tue.), it was confirmed that members of the University were infected with COVID-19.

The information confirmed and the measures taken by the University are as follows:

・Number of person(s) infected: Three persons
・Status: Students
・This case occurred within the same group who acted together and we are now investigating and making confirmation about movements of the infected persons, in cooperation with the Public Health Center.
・At this point, there is no members of the University other than this group who are recognized as “close contacts”.
・It is confirmed with the students concerned that they did not enter the university campus and it is not necessary to implement disinfection in any university facility.
・It is also confirmed that this case has no relation to the past infection cases occurred in the University.

We sincerely hope that these students 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: