Amazon is notifying employees that a Seattle-based worker has been diagnosed with a coronavirus.
According to a group email to all staff members in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, an employee infected with the novel coronavirus fell ill on February 2 and has not returned to work since.
The company has directly informed all colleagues who have close contact with this patient. The worker was based in the city office building that the company represents Amazon Brazil, according to the email.
A spokesman for Amazon confirmed the authenticity of the email to CNN, adding: “We are assisting affected employees.”
It was not immediately clear if the case was included in the count of coronavirus patients in King County, Washington, which was 21 on Monday.
The staff does not work at the company’s headquarters, but at Amazon’s Brazil office building in Seattle, CNBC Reported.
“Employees went home on Tuesday, February 25, feeling unwell and have not entered the Amazon office since,” Amazon said in a memorandum to employees. The company asked anyone experiencing symptoms to stay home and seek medical help.
As of Tuesday evening, The number of deaths There were nine cases of coronavirus in the United States, with more than 100 reported cases nationwide.