New corona infection confirmed at a food processing company factory in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 78 people confirmed September 24, 17:53

At the factory of a food processing company in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, it was confirmed that 73 new employees were infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of confirmed infections at this factory is now 78.

The company has decided to shut down the factory from the 24th and start disinfection work again.

The infection was confirmed at the Takara Food Industry Kasai Factory in Edogawa Ward.

According to the ward, a female employee in her 40s was found to have been infected with the new coronavirus on the 9th of this month, and four more people have been confirmed to be infected since then.

After that, when the company conducted a PCR test on all 300 people in the factory, including employees who were not close contacts, 73 new infections were found by the 24th. A total of 78 people have been confirmed to be infected at this factory.

It means that no one is seriously ill.

According to the company, this factory made sandwiches and measured the temperature when they arrived at the office, and on the production line, they wore masks, gloves, and protective clothing when working, so rest rooms other than these places. It means that the infection is suspected.

The public health center is investigating the infection route, assuming that a group of infected people = clusters have occurred.

Takara Food Industry has stopped the operation of the factory from around noon on the 24th, and will soon disinfect it again, so in response to NHK's interview, "We will take more measures against infection, including notifying employees. I want to provide something that can be reassured. "