Amazon employee at Fife depot tests positive for Covid-19 – The Scottish Sun



An Amazon worker at a Fife depot has tested positive for the coronavirus, it was revealed.

A staff member at the retail giant’s Dunfermline distribution center confirmed that he had contracted the killer virus.

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    Amazon worker in Fife tested positive for coronavirus
Amazon worker in Fife tested positive for coronavirusCredit: PA: Press Association

The employee is now in quarantine while fighting the deadly infection and industrial cleaners have been called to the Fife warehouse, The Courier reported.

The Covid-19 patient, who is said to be a night worker, was discharged home after starting to feel sick five days ago.

It is understood that the bosses of the processing center told the personnel who had contacted the employee to isolate themselves for 14 days.

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An Amazon spokesperson said, “We support the person currently in quarantine.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Amazon and our network of partners are helping communities around the world in a way that very few can – by delivering essential supplies directly to the doors of the people who need them.

“From the start of this situation, we have worked closely with local authorities to respond proactively, ensuring that we continue to serve customers while taking care of our employees.

“We have implemented proactive measures in all of our facilities to protect our employees and delivery partners, including increased cleaning and maintaining social distance, including between drivers and customers during deliveries.

“The health of our people is our top priority, and it is important to us that they stay at home if they are sick or if they or someone at home has had a fever in the past 24 hours.

“To support our staff during this period, we have increased the right to paid leave and allow people to take leave if necessary.”

Last week, we told how Amazon workers said they were forced to work in crowded warehouses without hand sanitizers and protective gear.

Union leaders say staff at online shopping centers across the country, including Dunfermline, said they had crowds of up to 300 people and had to reuse the equipment.

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