NISHI-KU: The Japenese multinational automobile manufacturer, Nissan Motor Co. recently made an announcement where it was revealed that one of its employees who was working from Yokohama, the global headquarters of the company now has coronavirus.
The COVID-19 positive individual had not been to the workplace since 20 March 2020. The testing took place on 3 April and the virus was detected the very next day. The company however assured that no other employee has been in contact or has come close to the affected individual since 23 March, the day the worker began displaying symptoms of the highly contagious disease.
No further cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Yokohama headquarters. The company also said in their statement that regular health check-ups are taking place in their workspace in order to detect the employees who might possibly have the virus. Nissan is also recommending its workers to start remote work or waver their commuting time, in order to avoid crowds.
Japan is yet to announce a state of emergency but reports claim that Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe might act upon it soon.
So far, 3,271 cases have been detected in Japan, out of which 584 have recovered and 70 lost their lives.