Square Enix confirmed that an employee who works at its Tokyo HQ has tested positive for COVID-19. [Thanks, Gamebiz.]
The employee in question is currently under medical care at their home as guided by a doctor. In response to the matter, the company, under the guideline of the public health center, identified close contacts and instructed them to work from home. The company also took several preventative measures such as disinfecting the workspace where the employee worked, reviewing activities and contacts.
Since February 19, Square Enix has taken several measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. This included policies for wearing masks, washing hands, using mouthwash, a traveling ban, and a recommendation to work from home. However, as of April 8, 2020, all employees of Square Enix started working remotely following the state of emergency declared in Japan earlier this week. The remote work will be in effect until May 6, 2020.
Earlier this month, Capcom also confirmed that an employee at one of its group companies in Osaka has contracted COVID-19. The company also took several measures to prevent further spread of the infection. This also included reviewing the employee’s movements, activities, and people who may have been in close contact.