Nearly 20,000 employees of Amazon test positive for Covid-19

New York: Nearly 20,000 employees of Amazon have tested positive for Covid-19 since the starting of March. The biggest online shopping network said that more than 19,800 staff have been infected with the virus.

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Data on the e-commerce giant’s 1.37 million frontline workers, including those at its Whole Foods Market grocery stores in the United States, showed a lower infection rate than expected, Amazon said.

Amazon has ramped up testing to 50,000 a day across 650 sites, according to the Seattle-based company.

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“Since the beginning of this crisis, we’ve worked hard to keep our employees informed, notifying them of every new case in their building,” Amazon said in a blog post sharing Covid-19 infection rates among its frontline workers.

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