Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that a male employee of the company has tested positive for COVID-19.
The SIE employee who tested positive works at the company’s Shibaura Crystal Shinagawa Konan office in Tokyo. He first showed symptoms on April 1 with a sore throat and a slight fever. After receiving medical treatment at home as suggested by a doctor, his conditions didn’t improve and he took a PCR test on April 9, which tested positive for the virus on April 11.
Sony says that it has been rigorously following public health guidelines and that there haven’t been any further signs of possible COVID-19 infections at the moment. The company says preventative measures have been in place since the end of January to prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees. This includes properly-practiced hand hygiene, an overseas travel ban, and recommending commute during off-hours.
Sony Interactive Entertainment reassures that it will continue to enforce policies and guidelines in order to maximize the priority concerning the health and safety of its employees.
Last week, Square Enix confirmed that one of its employees from the company’s Tokyo headquarters tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier this month, Capcom also confirmed that a staff member from its Osaka office has also tested positive for the virus.