Announcement about Infection of COVID-19 in the University of the Ryukyus (No.8)

October 23, 2020
University of the Ryukyus

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
・We are now investigating and making confirmation about movements of the infected person, in cooperation with the Public Health Center.
・According to action history of the infected person, the University implemented disinfection of the facilities.  For university members who are suspected of having had close contact, we are now making arrangements for PCR tests, etc.
・At this point, it is confirmed that this case has no relation to the past infection cases occurred in the University, and that there is no case of secondary infection connected to this case.

We sincerely hope that those who are undergoing medical treatment will recover from illness as soon as possible.

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.

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: