Shonen Jump Publisher, Shueisha confirms staffer diagnosed with COVID-19, confirms measures are being taken.

The Japanese publisher Shueisha has announced that one of their in-office staffers has contracted COVID-19, with the company outlining the measures they’re taking now for their other employees. Below, is the translated statement from Shueisha (Provided by Newsarama):

On April 6, a new coronavirus infection of our employees (editors in their 40s) was confirmed. The employee had a fever on March 26, consulted a medical institution, and was refraining from coming to work. On April 3, he underwent a PCR test and was diagnosed positive on the night of the 6th.

In response to this, we are taking the following measures while cooperating with administrative organizations,” the statement continues.

– Temporary closure and disinfection of the floor where infected people work

– Check the work history of infected people and identify close contacts

– Thorough observation and reporting of health of close contacts

We have been working from home on a company-wide basis since 6th.

Continued need to prioritize the safety of stakeholders and prevent further transmission

We will take appropriate measures.

Thank you for your understanding.


UPDATE (April 8th, 2020): Shueshia has announced that the twenty-first issue of its Weekly Shonen Jump has been delayed by one week, Anime News Network has more on this development.


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