Infection of COVID-19 recently reported at Fukui Murata Manufacturing’s plant

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4/5/2020

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Chairman of the Board and President:
Tsuneo Murata  

On April 4, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereafter, "Murata") confirmed that an employee at the Takefu Factory of Fukui Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereafter, “the site”), has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

1. Status of employee

On April 4th an employee of Murata, working in Fukui Prefecture has recently tested positive for COVID-19. The person who had already been in isolation since April 2nd suffered a fever on the April 3rd where he shortly was tested at a local center. The employee is experiencing mild symptoms and will remain in self-isolation from his home. 

 

2. Current status of factory operation

In consideration of the health and safety of all the employees on site, we will suspend operations from the 5th to 7th April, requesting all employees to remain at home. This employee belongs to the staff department (non-production sector), and all employees in close working proximity have already been on standby at home since April 3. 
We are taking measures to ensure the facility is cleaned and any members who have been in contact with the employee will be requested to stay home for a further 14 days in accordance with government guidelines.


We sincerely apologize for any anxiety or concern that this may cause people in the immediate and surrounding regions. We are treating this as a global issue and will further enhance our communication with our local teams from other plants and offices to ensure the well-being and safety of our employees and local communities. Murata is committed to do our best to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and will do our best to provide timely updates on any future developments.

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com