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Update information

2022/01/14 TIA Mobile Information Service

【Information on COVID-19 】
COVID-19 infection has been spreading rapidly.
Tochigi prefecture has raised its alert level to LEVEL 2.
Please reinforce basic COVID-19 countermeasures during the infection spread period until Jan 31.
・Work with the minimum number of members.
・Avoid visiting places where COVID-19 infection is spreading.
・Avoid three Cs (1. Closed spaces with poor ventilation; 2. Crowded places with many people nearby; 3. Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations.)
・Refrain from talking to others without wearing a mask.
・Wash your hands frequently.
・Let fresh air in rooms frequently.

■Income tax return for 2021
The acceptance period for income tax return (income tax) for 2021 will be from 16/Feb/2022 to 15/Mar/2022. Tax offices will set up eight different income tax return reception sites in Tochigi prefecture. When filing tax returns, you are required to present your “My Number” card, residence card, driver’s license card, etc., or a copy of such documentation.  For the countermeasures against COVID-19, you will need an entrance ticket to enter one of the sites. You can also file tax returns on your smartphone.  For more details, please refer to the National Tax Agency income tax return guidance website or visit and ask your nearest tax office.
Tax Office
National Tax Agency

■Prevention of infection during the winter
Since the air gets dry during the winter, splattered viruses by coughing and sneezing stays longer in the air. Moreover, people are more likely to get infected by viruses, when the low temperature.   Please protest yourself from getting the coronavirus by conducting basic infection prevention measures.
Website for Tochigi prefecture’s infection prevention measures during the winter:

■Multilanguage information site (renewed version)
NHK has been providing disaster and coronavirus-related information in 20 different languages.
The website has been renewed.  For details, please check out the site below.

■“Coronavirus Hotline” for foreign residents
Coronavirus Hotline is available for foreign residents in Tochigi prefecture.  If you are worried about the infection, please contact the hotline.
TEL:  028-678-8282 (available 24 hours)
Languages:  English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese, Hindi, Bengali (Bangla)
PDF flier:  http://tia21.or.jp/content/files/info/coronavirushotline.pdf

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