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Amazon confirms first COVID-19 case among US employees

Amazon confirms first COVID-19 case among US employees

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Files

SEATTLE, Washington: Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday (Mar 3) an employee in the United States tested positive for the coronavirus.

"We're supporting the affected employee who is in quarantine," a company spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters.

The spokeswoman confirmed a report by Bloomberg News that all co-workers in contact with the employee, who worked at Amazon's South Lake Union office complex in Seattle, had been informed.

READ: Amazon confirms two employees in Italy have contracted coronavirus

The company said on Sunday two employees in Milan, Italy, had been infected with the virus and were under quarantine. 

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Source: Reuters/aa

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