20,000 Amazon Employees Test Coronavirus Positive; 10 Cr Masks Distributed For 8.4 Lakh Employees
Amazon has informed that 20,000 of their employees have been tested positive for coronavirus, and their treatments have started.
Amazon has informed that more than 10 crore masks have been distributed for all 8.4 lakh employees across the world, and testings are underway on a war-footing.
But, such massive number of positive cases is surely a thing of worry.
20,000 Coronavirus Positive Cases In Amazon
In a blog published by Amazon, they have informed that while testing, 19,816 employees have been found to be coronavirus positive in the US.
Overall, they have planned to conduct 50,000 tests a day, across 650 sites in the US to find out more about positive cases.
As per Amazon, between March and September, they gathered more than 1.3 million data points for employees at their Amazon and Whole Foods Market, and estimated 34,000 positive cases of coronavirus. This was estimated based on the data points shared by Johns Hopkins University, for the same period.
However, when the actual tests were done, they found 19,816 positive cases.
Amazon said, “In reality, 19,816 employees have tested positive or been presumed positive for COVID-19—42% lower than the expected number.”
Amazon has shared full details about their testing and analysis data here.
10 Crore Masks For 8.2 Lakh Employees Distribued
Amazon has informed that they have made arrangements of 10 crore masks, for 8.4 lakh employees, across the world.
A 5000-member strong health inspection and monitoring team has been established by Amazon to keep track of the cases, and to ensure that super-spreaders are contained, and quarantined.
In order to make the workplace safe, Amazon has tweaked and changed more than 150 business processes as well.
Amazon said, “And as we continue to ramp up testing, we’ll be able to identify more people who are asymptomatic, quickly contact trace, enforce our quarantine process, and help to remove people from the community so they can recover before they infect others.”
Amazon has requested Governments from all across the world to share their data related with coronavirus, for enhanced contact tracing, and monitoring.