To the general public:

Regarding the new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we have been receiving a lot of inquiries by phone or email and we sincerely apologize that we cannot reply to all of them. We are hoping for your kind understanding of our current situation.

For Prof. Oshitani's opinion on COVID-19, please visit our website https://www.med.tohoku.ac.jp .
For additional information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare at https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html.