• Kyodo News


Companies are starting to give employees face masks and gargling solutions as fear continues to grow that a new type of influenza that hasn’t proven lethal outside of Mexico and its vicinity has infiltrated Japan.

Mori Building Co. is supplying face masks and antiseptic solutions to all employees to prevent them from catching the new flu, while Kose Corp. and Seven & I Holdings Co. are preparing to distribute such items, their officials said.

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