"We are supporting the individual who is now in quarantine", Amazon said in a statement after closing its NY delivery station. On the same day, local media outlets reported three confirmed cases at an Amazon warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, which has temporarily shut down.
Warehouse workers at two separate locations in New York City-Staten Island and Queens-tested positive. This comes in light of a steady escalation of coronavirus cases in U.S., even as the country's government continues to put large sections of the country in lockdown and announces economic measures to soften the blow on the economy. "We are following guidelines from local officials and are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees at our site".
Athena, a workers' rights advocacy group, said workers at Amazon's NY warehouse had to continue working while the facility was being cleaned after the case there was confirmed.
Amazon said it will hire 100,000 new workers for warehouses and delivery services to meet surging demand as millions of Americans adhere to stay-at-home orders and attempt to stock up on key household products such as toilet paper, soap, and hand sanitizer. The firm has also begun staggering shift times, spreading out break-room tables and asking drivers to keep their distance from customers when delivering orders.
The Shepherdsville facility, which employs roughly 1,000 workers, is at least the second USA warehouse to have temporarily closed in recent days after employees contracted the virus.
This puts increasing pressure on Amazon workers themselves, some of whom have accused the company of "recklessly endangering" employees by not granting them paid time off.
Besides the USA, even Amazon warehouse workers in Italy and Spain have also tested positive.
This month, Amazon said all quarantined employees would receive a two-week salary and Amazon contractors who tested positive for the virus could ask for up to two weeks of salary from a $ 25 million relief fund set up by the 'business. However, Amazon has made every worker at the facility aware of the confirmed coronavirus case. More than 108,000 people have recovered from this illness.
While China experienced only 146 new cases of coronavirus with seven deaths on Tuesday, Italy saw 4,789 new cases with 601 deaths. Harris also conceded that the U.S. has the potential to be the new epicenter given a "very large acceleration" in cases.
WhatsApp has updated its beta app to include a new search feature that will allow users to fact check forwarded messages. As the feature is not available right now, WhatsApp , however, confirmed that it will be available soon.
Wall Street's bounce around noon came after Schumer, D-NY, said that Senate lawmakers are "very close to reaching a deal". They believe a bounce could occur here even as coronavirus cases continue to surge because the market was so oversold.
The goal of " Learn Korean With BTS " is to present a fun way of teaching non-Korean speaking fans the Korean language . Alongside this, BTS have launched a series of special online classes, meant to assist fans in learning Korean.
He stated that he could have to contemplate the choice of releasing a number of prisoners early to "alleviate pressures". While announcing, the Ministry of Justice said: "We have suspended all prison visits in England and Wales for today".
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. In New York state, more than half of coronavirus cases - 53% - have been among young people between the ages of 18 and 49, Gov.
While no name has been given, this will be a follow up to their Reverb headset already available for commercial VR. With the release of Half-Life: Alyx interest in VR or Virtual Reality is back on the up and up.
Apple unveils iPad Pro with 3D scanner in major redesign
Apple has lifted purchase limits on its phones, tablets, and laptops for customers outside China, the media reported. Additionally, Apple is still on program to release a 12.9- inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED screen later on this year.
Samsung is bringing Galaxy S20 features to the S10 and Note 10
However, as the company had promised , the update has now made its way to former flagships, the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10. Quick share will allow you to share quickly to your nearby contacts and Music share can extend your paired Bluetooth connection.
Oldham recycling centres all CLOSED until further notice
In its announcement the council said: "All 14 Household Waste and Recycling Centres will now be CLOSED until further notice". Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags.
NZ now has 50 new Covid-19 cases, total 205
Four were confirmed and number of other cases were being treated a potentially community transmission. According to the reports, Ardern warned the citizens that the lockdown will be strictly enforced.
Spain seeking extended state of emergency
The number of registered cases in the country rose to 24,926 on Saturday from 19,980 in the previous tally announced on Friday. He said the military would have a larger role in the pandemic's response and called for more economic help from the EU.