Infection of COVID-19 recently reported at NGK Work Site in Japan

April 08, 2020

On April 07, NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (President Taku Oshima; Headquarters: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture Japan; hereafter “NGK”) confirmed that two NGK employees working at NGK CERAMIC DEVICE CO., LTD. (Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture; Japan), a group company of NGK, have tested positive for COVID-19.

1. Status of employee

Employee A (male in his 50s)
Employee B (male in his 30s)

Employee A had a fever on April 1, and employee B had a fever on April 2, and were under observation at home. However, both employees continued to develop a fever, and underwent a COVID-19 virus test on April 6. The test returned positive April 7. Both of them work in the engineering department of in-vehicle sensor and have not traveled abroad within the last 14 days.

2. Current status

All employees on the floor on which the employees in question worked have already been on standby at home since April 8. We disinfected the buildings in which these employees and any members who came into contact with them worked and the facilities they used.
We are working with the competent public health center to identify those with high levels of contact, and once identified, we will put them on standby at home and monitor their health status.

The employees in question belong to non-production departments and the operation of the plant is not affected.

We sincerely apologize for any anxiety or concern that this news might cause people in the immediate and surrounding regions.
We will continue to ensure the well-being and safety of local residents, customers, all employees, and their families in cooperation with related parties. NGK is committed to take prompt and appropriate action to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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