Published 2020 years 08 month 29 Date
Last updated 2020 years 08 month 29 Date
To all the townspeople
Discrimination, prejudice and slander against people infected with the new coronavirus are violations of human rights.
Anyone can be infected with the new coronavirus.In addition, there are many unexplained points about the new coronavirus infection, and vaccines are under development, so I think many people are worried about this infection.
We need to properly address this infectious disease and the social changes that it has brought about, based on our current scientific knowledge and views.
We ask the townspeople to never discriminate against, prejudice, or slander the infected, their families, or health care workers.If the atmosphere of blaming the infected person spreads, it may lead to delays in seeing a doctor at a medical institution or to hide the infection, which may eventually lead to the spread of the infection in the area.
Also, if there are any statements or actions around you that lead to discrimination, please do not go along with them and say "Let's stop doing that".People's kindness is a powerful weapon in the fight against viruses.
Discrimination, prejudice and slander are human rights violations. We would like to ask the townspeople for their understanding and cooperation.
In addition, in Nagano Prefecture, the "New Corona Slandering Damage Counseling Service" was opened on August 8th.The phone numbers and reception hours are as follows.
- Phone number 026-235-7100
- Reception hours Weekdays 8:30 am-5:15 pm
NAGAWA Board of Education
Education Division Human Rights Gender Equality Section