By Chavi Mehta
(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s Canada division has been ordered to close its Brampton facility in southern Ontario, with workers being asked to self-isolate for 14 days, according to a statement from Peel Public Health on Friday.
Over the past few weeks, the rate of COVID-19 infection across Peel has been decreasing while the rate inside Amazon’s fulfillment center has been increasing significantly, according to Peel Public Health. (https://bit.ly/38uDnOn)
Peel Public Health said a current investigation determined high-risk exposure to COVID-19 for everyone working at the facility cannot be ruled out.
Last month, New York’s Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon over its handling of worker safety issues related to the pandemic at two warehouses, a Staten Island fulfillment center and a Queens distribution center, both in New York City. (https://reut.rs/38Cm1iG)
(Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)