Announcement about Infection of COVID-19 in the University of the Ryukyus (No.34)

May 14, 2021
University of the Ryukyus

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: Five persons
・Status: Four students, One staff member
・The infections of the above five individuals are not related each other. 
・The Public Health Centers in charge are now investigating and making confirmation about movements of the infected persons.
・According to action history of the infected persons, the University implemented disinfection of the facilities.  For university members who are considered as “close contacts”, we are now conducting PCR tests, etc.
・At this point, it is confirmed that there is no case of secondary infection connected to these cases.

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: