Game Freak

Pokémon developer Game Freak has announced that an employee working in its Setagaya, Tokyo office has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The studio has issued a statement on the matter on its official website, noting that thanks to social distancing measures and as a result of staff working from home for the past few weeks, other team members are "unlikely to contract" the virus from the affected employee. Business will also go ahead as usual.

A full translation of Game Freak's statement can be found below, courtesy of Nintendo Life contributor Robert Sephazon:

Naturally, we send our very best wishes to the employee in question, their loved ones, and Game Freak. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!

[source gamefreak.co.jp, via twitter.com]