UPDATE: Amazon has workers who tested positive for COVID-19 across 10 warehouses worldwide

MARCH 25, 2020

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Amazon now has COVID-19 cases across 10 of its warehouses globally and faces growing pressure from unions and workers’ rights groups to shut down facilities. Local media reported that there are now seven cases across Amazon’s US warehouses in New York, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut, and Oklahoma have had workers test positive for COVID-19.

Last week a delivery station in Queens, New York was temporarily shut down after becoming the first US facility to detect a case of the virus.

The article goes on to state the following:

Athena, a workers’ rights advocacy group, said workers at Amazon’s New York warehouse had to continue working while the facility was being cleaned after the case there was confirmed. Amazon had already confirmed that three of its warehouses in Europe (two in Spain and one in Italy) had cases of the virus, but ruled out shutting the warehouses down — prompting its Italian workers to strike in protest.

While Amazon is prepping to meet the demand of deliveries as the pandemic escalates, its workers are beginning to speak out on their concerns and worries. Some Amazon warehouses have been temporarily closed for deep cleanings and sanitization, but their overall operations continue to chug along.

A spokeswoman for Amazon released the following statement: “We are supporting the individual who is recovering. We are following guidelines from local officials and are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees at our site.”

***LATEST UPDATE:

*Coronavirus cases worldwide: 436,024

*Total confirmed deaths: 19,630

*Recovered patients: 111,878

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