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Aug. 3, 2020

Case of COVID-19 discovered within SPring-8, August 3

A SPring-8 user, who has since returned to his/her original institution, was confirmed to have COVID-19 on August 1. The local public health center’s investigation has determined that no one among SPring-8 staff (including RIKEN employees) or other users visiting SPring-8 had close contact with the affected user during their time at SPring-8.

RIKEN has and will continue to implement all necessary measures to prevent the further spread of infection within the institute, including SPring-8, in accordance with public health center instructions.

  • Note: RIKEN requests that the rights and privacy of the affected person and their family be respected during this difficult time.