At the department store "Hanshin Umeda Main Store" in Kita-ku, Osaka, a total of 53 employees were infected with the new coronavirus, and the entire building will be temporarily closed for disinfection on the 31st and August 1st. increase.

According to "H2O Retailing", which owns Hankyu Hanshin Department Store, etc., employee infections have been confirmed one after another at "Hanshin Umeda Main Store" in Kita-ku, Osaka from the 26th of this month, and by the 30th. A total of 53 people were confirmed infected.

Many of the employees who were confirmed to be infected worked on the 1st and 1st basement floors, but since infected people have been confirmed on other floors, the health center is investigating the infection route.

At the company, all employees wore masks, so none of the customers were close contacts.

"Hanshin Umeda Main Store" will be temporarily closed for two days, 31st and 1st August, to disinfect the entire building.

"H2O Retailing" commented, "By voluntarily taking a leave of absence and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting, we will reorganize the situation where you can shop safely."