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Two employees at a Tokyo facility for disabled found to be infected with COVID-19 after ten were known to be infected

At a welfare facility for persons with disabilities in Shibuya, Tokyo, where an outbreak of the new coronavirus occurred, two new people were found to have been infected, bringing the total number of infected people at this facility to twelve people.

Written with extracts translated from NHK

April 27 2020

TOKYO – At a welfare facility for persons with disabilities in Shibuya, Tokyo, where an outbreak of the new coronavirus occurred, two new people were found to have been infected, bringing the total number of infected people at this facility to twelve people.

At the Shibuya Ward Welfare Facility for the Disabled in Shibuya Ward ‘Hatopia Harajuku’, it was discovered that two employees were infected with the new coronavirus on April 13, and then by April 24, the infection was confirmed in a total of 10 people, including 4 people, 1 outpatient user, and 5 staff.

Ome of the residents died in a medical institution on the 18th of this month, four days after the positive result was confirmed.

According to Shibuya Ward, by the 27 April, a total of two new infections, one of which was a resident and one of which was a staff member, were confirmed, and the total number of infected people so far confirmed at this facility was 12.

In Shibuya Ward, if there is a mass infection, the use of the facility will be suspended, and the facility will be disinfected. The facility is currently confirming that there are no other infected persons.

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