Kobe H1N1 and All of Hyogo Prefecture Update

May 18, 2009

All schools from kindergarten to college level in Hyogo have been closed for the week.

You have to feel bad for the kids who happened to be at schools for which this was just announced. Much of them went to school only to be sent home, and if Hyogo prefecture is trying to hold off the spread of H1N1, it’s not doing a good job with an (until now) half assed approach to it… (closing schools at the ward level despite their being evidence of contamination at a volleyball tournament attended by students who live all over the prefecture).

As of about 10 a.m. this morning (Monday the 18th, Japan time) there are at least 121 confirmed H1N1 cases in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures.


1 George Donnelly May 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Wow, that many? Where did they catch it? That’s surprising.

2 jay May 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I don’t think anyone knows who H1N1 Mary was in Kobe. Now the first case has been confirmed in Tokyo (just a while ago) although many people on the net believe that there were a lot of unreported cases.