Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Twelve staff members of a maid café in Akihabara tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
After developing a high fever between June 7 and June 29, employees took polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which came back positive. The employees did not show severe symptoms, health authorities said.
The cluster was in two branches of the ‘@home café,’ the Akihabara main branch and the Akihabara Don Quijote branch, which recently closed.
At these cafes, employees wearing maid outfits are required to show their face and smile to bring customers into the establishment. They also greet them with the phrase “welcome home.”
The touristic district of Akihabara is famous for spreading anime and manga culture all over the world, but the pandemic may affect the image of the area famous for Japanese pop culture.