Fukui Prefecture, Oi Nuclear Power Plant Labourer Infected With COVID-19

Fukui Prefecture, Oi Nuclear Power Plant Labourer Infected With COVID-19

December 3rd Report, 150 People to Undergo PCR Tests,

On December 3rd, Fukui Prefecture and the Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) reported that a male labourer (40s) from Kanagawa Prefecture was infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the man is an employed by a company involved in construction work at the Oi Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 (in Oi Town, Fukui Prefecture). The man has been in Fukui Prefecture since November 26th. On the 30th, after a positive COVID-19 test of a family member living within the same residence, the man quarantined himself in a dormitory within Obama City, as a close contact. On December 2nd, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He is experiencing light symptoms, including a cough.

150 employees of the same company are undergoing PCR testing; 2 close contacts have currently tested negative.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1217470