Amazon temporarily closes Kentucky warehouse due to virus

  • Amazon temporarily closes Kentucky warehouse due to virus

Amazon temporarily closes Kentucky warehouse due to virus

Amazon employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in at least seven USA warehouses as experts reveal that the virus can live on packages for up to 24 hours.

In its report, NPR added one more city to this list: Wallingford, Conn., and said that workers have actually tested positive in two separate warehouses in NYC, bringing the total number of warehouses to eight.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party's coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.

On Tuesday it was revealed that a Staten Island warehouse employee has also tested positive for the virus.

"They don't have people's best interests in mind. I understand we're essential to our communities, but we're not helping out the community if we're carrying the virus".

A New York-based group of Amazon warehouse workers says when a coronavirus case is confirmed in a facility, the site should be closed.

Following the positive cases, Amazon temporarily shut down specific warehouses for sanitizing and some co-workers who came into contact with infected colleagues are in voluntary quarantine.

Hundreds of workers have signed a petition saying they do not think Amazon has done enough to ensure they are protected during the coronavirus-fueled boom for the company.

According to reports, Amazon has reported that it is taking "extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees", which include sanitisation of frequently touched surfaces, spreading out seating sections to safe distances, and intervening work shifts among warehouse employees.

Among other demands, the workers asked that Amazon extend paid sick leave part-time and seasonal delivery employees.