Amazon US under fire after warehouse workers test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Amazon warehouses in the United States are facing a growing tide of coronavirus cases with at least 10 facilities hit so far, according to Amazon and local media reports.

One person who works in Amazon's Staten Island, New York, fulfillment centre tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the online retail giant told CNN Business. The person, who was last at work physically on March 11, is in quarantine and recovering, Amazon said.

That case marks the second to affect Amazon warehouses in New York. It comes a week after the first reported case at any US Amazon facility, in Queens, NY. The company also confirmed a case at a facility in Joliet, Illinois, on Wednesday afternoon.

Other positive cases have been reported at Amazon facilities in Moreno Valley, California; Jacksonville, Florida.; Shepherdsville, Kentucky.; Brownstown, Michigan.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.; Katy, Texas; and Wallingford, Connecticut.

The Amazon distribution centre in Staten Island, New York.
The Amazon distribution centre in Staten Island, …
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