Cluster on a day bus trip or 12 participants confirmed infection

Cluster on a one-day bus trip or 12 participants confirmed infection November 20 at 9:20 p.m.

A 12 women who participated in a day trip by a bus company in Adachi-ku, Tokyo, have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. The ward is investigating the outbreak of a cluster of infected people on a bus trip.
According to Adachi-ku, on the 8th of this month, a bus company in the ward conducted a bus trip to Gunma Prefecture to pick fruit on a day trip with two buses, and on the 16th of this month, it was confirmed that one of the participants, a woman in her 60s, had been infected with the new coronavirus.

About 70 people, including participants and employees, were accompanied by the bus trip, and other participants were tested on their own, all of whom confirmed the infection of 11 females in their 40s and 80s.

According to the ward, all 12 were on the same bus.

The company that carried out the bus trip was usually thoroughly implementing measures to prevent infection, such as warming participants, disinfecting the inside of the car, and opening windows, but the ward is investigating the status of the infection, considering that a group of infected people occurred during the bus trip.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism urges bus companies to take thorough measures

In response to the district’s investigation into the outbreak of a cluster of infected people on a one-day bus trip, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said on May 20 that all approximately 4,000 chartered bus companies through the national regional transportation bureau should ensure that users wear masks in their vehicles and do not eat. We have once again called for thorough measures to prevent infection based on guidelines created by industry groups, such as the prohibition of karaoke.