On April 27, Ohta Production Inc. announced that comedian Gekidan Hitori (45) has been infected with COVID-19.
They commented, "We would like to inform you that we have been notified that our company's Gekidan Hitori tested positive on the PCR test for COVID-19. He is currently recuperating at home under guidance of the medical institution."
They continued, "We sincerely apologize to everyone supporting him as well as all related parties for causing inconvenience and concern. We ask for your kind understanding."