Infection measures of shelters The municipality can not secure a dedicated space in Aichi

Infection measures of the shelter can not secure a dedicated space by the municipality May 22 5:16

Ahead of the heavy rain season, various issues were pointed out in the protection of the new coronavirus infection at shelters, and a questionnaire conducted by Aichi Prefecture showed that the municipality, which has not been able to secure a dedicated space to separate people with fever and other symptoms, is in the top of the total.
In the event of a disaster, there is a concern that the risk of infection increases, such as the use of toilets and other facilities in shelters.

Aichi Prefecture conducted a questionnaire survey on infectious disease countermeasures at shelters to local governments in Aichi Prefecture, and by the end of the day, there were responses from municipalities.

According to this, the municipality which was able to secure the hotel and the public facilities, etc. in addition to the designated shelter to prevent “dense” state stayed in one, and “It was not considered” and the plan to increase the number of shelters in the vicinity and half stood.

In addition, as for the securing of a dedicated space to separate people with fever and other symptoms, the municipality that answered “it has not secured” the total number of people who have symptoms such as fever has not been sufficient, and it was also highlighted that efforts to prevent the spread of infection were insufficient.

The reason for this is that there is a limited number of rooms and there is no space available.

In addition, the municipality of about three percent of the total of the stockpile of masks and disinfectants is not available.

Akihiro Torii, director of the Disaster Prevention Division of Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, who responded to the questionnaire, said, “I have never experienced a combined disaster that causes infectious diseases and disasters at the same time, and I feel it is difficult. We have been thinking about evacuating at shelters, but i would also like to ask for a dispersed evacuation to your home or acquaintance’s home.”