Capcom confirms that employee has contracted coronavirus

Capcom confirms that employee has contracted coronavirus

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has announced that a member of staff at its business in Chuo-ku, Osaka has the COVID-19 coronavirus.

In a post on its investor relations portal, the company said that it was taking a number of measures to make sure that the infection doesn't spread any further. Capcom is reviewing the employee's movements in order to see who he may have come into contact with and where. The firm is also looking into having staff who were in close proximity with the employee in question work from home.

Furthermore, Capcom has said it is disinfecting areas where the member of staff worked.

"Capcom is committed to prioritising the safety of its employees, customers and business partners and will work with the relevant authorities in carrying out the necessary measures to prevent the spread of infection," the company wrote in a statement.

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