Amazon introduced on Tuesday that one in all its workers in Seattle, Washington, examined certain for coronavirus.
In an email to workers in Seattle and Bellevue, Amazon’s well being and protection workplace showed that an worker of the corporate’s Brazil workplace development, which is a part of the South Lake Union Campus in Seattle, had gotten smaller the virus.
“The employee went home feeling unwell on Tuesday, February 25 and has not entered Amazon offices since then,” the e-mail mentioned. The corporate mentioned they had been knowledgeable that the worker examined certain for COVID-19 — the illness brought about by way of coronavirus — on March three.
The worker stays in quarantine, the e-mail wrote, and workers who had been in shut touch with the individual had been notified.
“The risk of transmission for employees who were not in close contact with this individual is assessed to be low,” the e-mail mentioned.
News of the Seattle worker’s COVID-19 case comes days after two Amazon workers in Milan, Italy, examined certain for coronavirus. According to Reuters, the 2 people are below quarantine and are being supported by way of the corporate thru their remedy.
Last week, Amazon requested all of its 798,000 workers to prevent non-essential commute within the USA and out of the country. The corporate additionally positioned restrictions on its workers from touring to and from China in January.
Other tech firms, like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, have additionally put strict commute steering in position.
While a overwhelming majority of coronavirus circumstances were showed in China, the USA has reported no less than 120 circumstances, together with 45 passengers who had been at the Diamond Princess cruise send that used to be quarantined in Japan. The nation has showed 9 coronavirus deaths, all in Washington state. The coronavirus has killed over three,100, with just about 93,000 folks inflamed.