Popular Retail platform, Amazon has revealed that more than 19,000 of its US frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year, making it 1.44 percent of its total workforce.
Amazon in a blog post encouraged other businesses to report figures of its Coronavirus cases also. It said it will expand virus testing to 50,000 US employees per day by November through internally built capacity.
Athena, a labour and activist coalition, has blamed Amazon, calling on officials to investigate Amazon for the incessant rise in the company’s covid-19 cases.
He said; “Amazon allowed COVID-19 to spread like wildfire,”
Amazon also revealed that out of its 1,372,000 frontline employees at Amazon and its Whole Foods Market subsidiary, 19,816 tested positive or were presumed to have COVID-19 between March 1 and Sept. 19. The figure includes seasonal staff and those who may have been infected outside work, it said.