Written with extracts translated from NHK
July 12 2020
TOKYO – One employee in his thirties who works at a facility for disabled people in Meguro Ward, Tokyo, was found to be infected with the new coronavirus, and the ward is calling for more thorough prevention of infection.
According to Meguro Ward, on the 10th, a male employee in his 30s who works at the municipal office for disabled people, “Ohashi Enokien”, got a fever after returning home from work, and then went to a medical institution and had a PCR test. It was confirmed that it was infected with the new coronavirus on the 11th.
According to the ward, there are nearly 50 users at this facility, but there are no close contacts, including other staff, and no one is sick.
This facility will be disinfected on the 12th and will be serviced as usual from the 13th.
On the other hand, the ward is calling on the facilities for persons with disabilities within the ward to take thorough measures to prevent infection, such as health management of staff and hand disinfection inside the facility.