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Care worker at Tokyo facility for the disabled tests positive for Coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government  announced on March 8 that one person found to infected with the new coronavirus on March 6 was a staff member of a municipal welfare facility for the disabled. The ward will close this facility temporarily until March 16 to check the health of users and staff.

Written with extracts translated from NHK

March 8th 2020

TOKYO, Nerima-ku – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on March 8 that one person found to infected with the new coronavirus on March 6 was a staff member of a municipal welfare facility for the disabled. The ward will close this facility temporarily until March 16 to check the health of users and staff.

Nerima Ward held a press conference on the 8th, and one of the people infected with the new coronavirus announced by the capital on the 6th was in their 50s, who cares for meals at a municipal welfare facility for the disabled. It was that she was a female employee.

According to the ward, the female employee went to the hospital  with a fever or cough of 37 degrees 8 minutes on the 23rd of last month. She had a fever of more than 38 degrees Celsius, so he was tested for viruses and found to be infected on the 6th.

The woman has been hospitalized at a medical institution in Tokyo since the 7th, but the fever  has subsided and her symptoms are mild.

The ward checked the health status of a total of 13 facility users and staff, including women who spent a long time in the same room on the 2nd of this month when they went to work, and 9 of the 9 facility users on the 9th, That is to carry out a virus test.

The ward is planning to temporarily close this facility until 16th of this month to carry out disinfection work, and staff will visit users’ homes to confirm and provide necessary support during the suspension period.

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