Today, Toyota has confirmed that a male full-time employee in his 20's engaged in engineer work at its Toyota City headquarters location, based in Aichi Prefecture, Japan has been found to be infected with COVID-19. The employee in question has not come in to work since reporting having a fever on Wednesday July 15. After seeing a doctor on July 16, he took the COVID-19 virus test on July 20, which returned positive today. Currently, he is staying home to recover.

Toyota have immediately and thoroughly disinfected the affected work sites on July 17 and resumed operation shortly afterwards. Also, under the guidance of local health authorities, we are currently identifying individuals which had close contact with him.

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