June 11, 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: Eight persons
・Status: Seven students, One staff member
・This case occurred within the same group. The Public Health Centers in charge investigated and made confirmation about movements of the infected persons, and from the result, it was confirmed that a part of the group was identified as an infection cluster.
・At our university, several students of the group reported that they tested positive and we investigated the movements and the number of infected persons in cooperation with the Public Health Centers. Under the guidance of the responsible person, we conducted PCR tests on university members who might have contact with the infected persons.
・We confirmed that, in this case, although measures to prevent infection were taken, these were not sufficient. At this point, it is confirmed 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).