UPDATE: Amazon has workers who tested positive for COVID-19 across 10 warehouses worldwide
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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.”
The U.S. coronavirus outbreak has spread to at least six Amazon warehouses, infecting workers racing to deliver massive volumes of packages https://t.co/VBnb3alvgK
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 24, 2020
We can have democracy or we can have Amazon Prime, but we can’t have both.https://t.co/hBFFBl8ula
— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) March 24, 2020
Amazon is one of the world’s richest corporations. It paid very little in tax last year. Now it’s offering unpaid time off for workers who are sick and only two weeks’ paid leave for workers who test positive for the Corona virus.
— John Simpson (@JohnSimpsonNews) March 22, 2020
Workers in at least 8 Amazon warehouses across the country have tested positive for coronavirus.https://t.co/f2yzJWwWDc
— NPR (@NPR) March 25, 2020
*Coronavirus cases worldwide: 436,024
*Total confirmed deaths: 19,630
*Recovered patients: 111,878
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