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MUFG Bank employee comes down with coronavirus

Aichi Prefecture branch resumes operations after sterilization procedure

MUFG Bank is looking into how many customers might have had contact with the patient.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group unit on Thursday announced a branch employee in central Japan has tested positive for the new coronavirus, marking the first time for the epidemic to reach into one of Japan's megabanks.

The employee, who works at an MUFG Bank branch in Aichi Prefecture, went to a hospital on Tuesday with a fever; the infection was confirmed the following day, according to the bank.

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