ITOCHU Employees Infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 31, 2020

Five employees of ITOCHU Corporation, who work at its Tokyo Headquarters (5-1, Kita-Aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo), were found to be infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) last evening.

A total of seven employees, five employees and the two employees whose infection was announced yesterday, spent time together, including for a private meal on holiday last weekend. They reported symptoms including fever from July 28 to 29. They took the PCR test yesterday and were found to be positive for COVID-19.

By this morning, ITOCHU had disinfected the working areas of these employees, and shared areas, by working together with the public health center and others. The company had also ordered other employees who had contact with either of the five employees to stay at home and is monitoring their health status. Moving forward, ITOCHU will take other measures as necessary.

ITOCHU will continue to prioritize controlling the spread of infection inside and outside the company and securing safety of its employees.

ITOCHU appreciates the understanding and cooperation.