Washington question Amazon on coronavirus safety at warehouses


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Washington question Amazon on coronavirus safety at warehouses

On Friday, the 20th of March 2020, Four Democratic US Senators had sent a letter to the world’s No. 1 online retailer Amazon.com Inc.’s Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, 56, the world’s richest man on record having assets worth of $111.7 billion as of February 29th, 2020, saying that the Seattle-based online retailer had been failing to provide its warehouse workers with sufficient support to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, potentially jeopardizing the lockdown attempts inclined on a number of US states to slow down the spread of newer coronavirus cases across the United States which analysts said could affect up to 56% of US population unless stiffer containment measures, a copy of the letter seen by a press agency reporter had unveiled on Friday, the 20th of March 2020.

According to the letter that expressed sheer concern over Amazon’s mistreatments of its warehouse workers signed off by the Democratic lawmaker Cory Booker alongside a potential candidate on 2020 US Presidential election Bernie Sander was quoted saying that the Amazon warehouses across the United States nearly ran out of disinfectants and hand sanitizers citing a local newspaper report.

Meanwhile, adding that the coronavirus could remain infectious up to 24 hours on cardboards used on Amazon packaging, the letter said, “Any failure of Amazon to keep its workers safe does not just put their employees at risk, it puts the entire country at risk. ”