TOKYO – Toyota is will shut down a line at its Takaoka assembly plant in Toyota City for three days this week after a second worker at the factory tested positive for the coronavirus.
The second worker, a male in his 20s, was tested March 21 and was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 22, Toyota Motor Corp. said in a press release on Sunday.
The second employee worked face-to-face on the same production line with another worker who tested positive last week for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Both men were asked to stay when the first worker was diagnosed. Toyota said more workers were ordered home following the latest test result, bringing the total number of home-quarantined workers to 33.
Toyota said it will stop one line at Takaoka from March 23-25 to disinfect the workspaces and consider further countermeasures to prevent transmission of the illness. Toyota had already disinfected the workstations after the initial infection was suspected March 19.