Today, Toyota announced that a male, full-time employee in his 20’s working as a line worker at its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at work on July 20. He developed a fever on July 21, took the test for the COVID-19 virus on July 24, and was diagnosed positive on July 25. His condition is currently stable and he is staying at a medical facility in Toyota City to recover.

After learning that the employee had tested positive for COVID-19, Toyota disinfected the affected work sites on July 26. In addition, we are working under the guidance of local health authorities to identify any individuals who may have had close contact with the employee on or before July 20.

We sincerely apologize for the anxiety and concern that this news may cause to people in the surrounding regions. We are treating this as an issue that affects all Toyota locations and will further enhance our communication and health checks with staff at all locations. We are implementing measures to prevent the further spread of the virus and will do our best to provide timely updates as the situation progresses.