Coronavirus (COVID-19): Amazon closes warehouses in France

Rachel Sibson
Retail Analyst
@RetailAnalysis

Date : 16 April 2020

Amazon is set to temporarily suspend all non-essential deliveries in the country, as reported by Reuters.

Closure of six warehouses

The retailer will close its six warehouses in France until at least 20 April, following a court order to limit deliveries to essential products, including food and medical supplies.

According to the report, Amazon will use a state partial-unemployment scheme to pay its 10,000 warehouse workers. Deliveries will be limited while Amazon carries out a thorough assessment of the risk of coronavirus at its warehouses as per the court order.

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