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Amazon employee at Seattle headquarters tests positive for coronavirus – Source CNET Tech


Amazon has about 55,000 employees at its headquarters in Seattle. 

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An Amazon employee at the company’s Seattle headquarters has tested positive for the novel coronavirus as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread in the US. The online retail giant has about 55,000 employees in the Seattle area, and reportedly said people working in close contact with the affected person have been notified.

“We’re supporting the affected employee who is in quarantine,” said an Amazon spokesperson Wednesday. 

The employee went home sick on Feb. 25 and hasn’t returned to work since, according to a message sent to Amazon employees seen by The Seattle Times. Amazon learned Tuesday that the employee had tested positive for the virus. 

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