Avoid hugging and other physical contact.

Habits such as casual greetings may become a cause of infection with COVID-19. 

Hugging, kissing, shaking hands, and other physical contact with the other person increases the risk of contracting the virus, so to protect your loved ones, avoid such contact.

For details, please see the following handbill.

Handbill (Japanese, Portuguese)

Message from the Mayor

Dear everyone,

I want to hug you, but I’ll hold back for now to protect you.

I love you so much. When COVID-19 is gone, I’ll hug you again.

Murayama Toshiaki, Mayor of Oizumi Town
March 23rd, 2020