Amazon Closes Queens, NY Warehouse After Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Amazon has seen its first identified case of a U.S.-based warehouse employee testing constructive for novel coronavirus. A employee at its supply station in Queens, NY, examined constructive for COVID-19, the net retailing big mentioned late Wednesday. The power has been quickly shut down in order that it may be disinfected and staff have been despatched dwelling with full pay, the corporate mentioned. It’s not clear when the warehouse will re-open.
“We’re supporting the person who’s now in quarantine,” an Amazon spokesperson mentioned in an announcement, in line with CNBC. “[W]e’re following all pointers from native officers in regards to the operations of our buildings.”
On Monday, Amazon mentioned 5 staff at its warehouses in Spain and Italy had examined constructive for the virus, and earlier confirmed that two workplace staff at its Seattle headquarters had contracted the virus.
The corporate mentioned earlier this week that it could droop shipments of nonessential gadgets to its warehouses within the U.S. and UKuntil not less than April 5 due to shortages brought on by the worldwide outbreak.
The information was first reported by The Atlantic.
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