Amazon asks workers to request leave if they continue staying at home

Amazon has urged its warehouse workers to submit a formal request if they want to stay back home due to the Coronavirus scare.

It has asked its workers to come to their shifts starting 1st May or apply for absent leave.

The leave would be applicable for part-time as well as full-time workers, a spokesperson told Bloomberg.

As per a blog post of the company, leave would be allowed for several circumstances like “high-risk individuals” or closure of schools.

The online retailer confirmed that proper measures will be taken to ensure a hygienic working condition. It also said that temperature checks are being conducted. The testing of Amazon’s employees will begin soon, the company added.


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