Gifu Prefecture, JR Staff Infected With COVID-19

Gifu Prefecture, JR Staff Infected With COVID-19

November 28th & 29th JR Central Report

On November 29th, Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) reported that a male managerial employee (60s) working at JR Gero Station (Gero City, Gifu Prefecture) has been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with instructions from the health care centre, JR Central expressed that is is continuously operating with infection countermeasures.

In addition to his managerial duties, the employee (60s) has also served passengers. According to JR Central, the employee had regularly wore a mask during working hours, and that there has been no close contact with passengers. On November 27th, the employee felt discomfort in his throat, followed by a fever on the 28th; an examination at a medical institution concluded with positive test results for COVID-19.

It was also reported that, on November 28th, a male managerial employee (50s) working at JR Takayama Station (Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture) had been infected with COVID-19. The company stated that there had been no close contact with passengers.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1215020

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections

November 30th Report, Fukui and Sakai cities

On November 30th, Fukui Prefecture reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, of a Fukui City man and Sakai City woman, bringing the prefecture’s cumulative total of cases to 316. Brief details of each case are as follows:

[1] Fukui City male company employee (60s)
On November 18th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19. On the 27th, he experienced a fever of 37.2⁰C, and coughing. On the 28th, he went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 29th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

[2] Sakai City female part-time worker (40s)
On November 26th, as a close contact, the woman had a biological sample taken, which tested negative for COVID-19. On the 28th, she experienced coughing, sore throat, and fatigue. On the 29th, she went to a medical institution for an examination, and to have a biological sample taken. On the 30th, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. She has no history of travel during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201130.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1215105