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Delivery service firms across the nation are implementing a raft of measures to mitigate the risk of infections amid the coronavirus scare as customers grow increasingly concerned that face-to-face package transfers may leave them prone to infection.

The delivery industry’s apparent high-risk nature was highlighted by Sagawa Express Co.’s announcement Monday that one of its drivers — a male employee in his 60s working in the Nagoya area — tested positive Sunday night for COVID-19. The firm said it is investigating customers who may have come into “close contact” with him so appropriate steps can be taken.

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