Abeno Harukas Staff Infected with Novel Coronavirus

Abeno Harukas Staff Infected with Novel Coronavirus

Visit at a Live Venue in Osaka City

On March 3rd, the Kintetsu Housing Management Company (located in the Abeno Ward of Osaka City), which manages condominiums, announced that a staff member working at Abeno Harukas, Japan’s tallest building, has been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). According to an associate, the staff had visited a live venue in the city, which had multiple positive cases of the virus, including a women in her 40s who was infected, as reported by Osaka Prefecture on March 2nd. In order to protect the staff member’s personal information, the company is keeping further details of the staff undisclosed.

According to the Kintetsu Housing Management Company, the staff reported positive with COVID-19 on March 2nd. Twelve other staff members, who potentially had close interactions with the infected staff, were instructed to stay home for two weeks from March 3rd; the Kintetsu Real Estate Company (located in the Tennouji Ward of Osaka City), which manages Abeno Harukas, carried out disinfection operations in areas including office floors and elevators.

Abeno Harukas already has its observation deck and museum temporarily closed from March 3rd to 15th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1040734

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