Pokémon Center Hiroshima Store Closes After Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

The official Japanese website for the Pokémon Center stores announced. The Hiroshima store has been temporarily closed on Saturday. One employee testing positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday. The shop has also canceled the “Charizard HR Contest”.

The employee began feeling unwell on August 12 and visited a doctor on August 15. They consulting local health care professionals. The staff decided to shut the shop temporarily to disinfect the whole store. They will announce a reopening date at a later time.

The store will require its employees to undergo temperature checks, wear masks, and use hand sanitizer. All 27 other employees of the shop underwent PCR tests for COVID-19, but all tested negative. Among these 27, two were in close contact with the infected employee, and are in self-quarantine reception for 2 weeks.

Source: Pokemon Center’s website via Hachima Kikō

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