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Amazon warehouse workers strike as staff COVID-19 cases rise

March 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has confirmed the first COVID-19 infection in its US delivery network as its warehouse staff in France strike amid fears of contagion.

The retailer’s delivery station in Queens, New York, has been temporarily closed for a deep clean while its workers have been sent home with full pay after a member of staff was confirmed to have contracted the virus.

“We are supporting the individual who is now in quarantine,” Amazon said in a statement.

It added that since the start of the outbreak, it has “implemented proactive measures to protect employees including increased cleaning at all facilities, maintaining social distance, and adding distance between drivers and customers when making deliveries.”

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