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Tuesday, February 04, 2020, 11:00 - 12:00

Hiroshi Nishiura, Professor, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine

"Combatting the New Coronavirus"

(The speech and Q & A will be in English)

As of Friday, the death toll from the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan stood at more than 200, with nearly 10,000 confirmed cases. These figures will likely continue to rise.

Cases have been reported across Asia, as well as in Europe and North America. The World Health Organization has declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern.

Professor Hiroshi Nishiura, a specialist in influenza and emerging viral infectious diseases, of Hokkaido University will come to the Club to give his assessment of the new virus, its severity, spread, and potential for mutations. He will also discuss other related issues, including ongoing research into cures and vaccinations.

Doors open for TV crews only at 10:30, all others at 10:45. Please reserve in advance, 03-3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. Livestreaming of press conferences are available on our website (

*Due to space restrictions, please note there will be a limited number of reservations to attend. FCCJ members, including TV cameras, will have priority for the reservation and seating/setting positions and one TV camera for affiliate networks. 会場の都合上、参加人数には上限がございます。ご予約と当日のお席/TVカメラのセッティングポジションにつきましてもFCCJの会員が優先されること、テレビは系列1社1台となりますので、ご了承ください。

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