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Amazon confirms the first diagnosis of coronavirus among US employees

The worker went home sick on February 25.

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This story originally appeared on Engadget

Amazon confirms the first diagnosis of coronavirus among US employees
Amazon confirms the first diagnosis of coronavirus among US employees

Bloomberg reports that Amazon sent an email to workers to inform them that an employee had tested positive for coronavirus.

The company confirmed that the employee worked in Seattle, at his South Lake Union office and went home sick on February 25. They are not the first employees of the ecommerce company confirmed to test positive for the virus, after two people in Italy, and the company has already limited travel plans and has retired from events like GDC.

The location of Amazon headquarters made it more likely to be one of the first large companies with a confirmed case in the US. UU., With the nine deaths confirmed by COVID-19 in Washington. In a statement, an Amazon spokesman said “We are supporting the affected employee who is in quarantine.”

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