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An Amazon employee in Seattle tested positive for coronavirus, the company said in an email to employees

An Amazon employee in Seattle tested positive for coronavirus, the company said in an email to employees
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An employee at Amazon in Seattle, Washington, has tested positive for coronavirus, the company said in an email to employees.




The company confirmed the case on Tuesday and said the individual was now under quarantine.




News of the Seattle employee's COVID-19 case comes days after two Amazon employees in Milan, Italy tested positive for coronavirus.




The US has reported at least 120 cases of coronavirus — including nine deaths in Washington state.




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Amazon announced on Tuesday that one of its employees in Seattle, Washington, tested positive for coronavirus.
In an email to employees in Seattle and Bellevue, Amazon's health and safety office confirmed that an employee of the company's Brazil office building, which is part of the South Lake Union Campus in Seattle, had contracted the virus.
"The employee went home feeling unwell on Tuesday, February 25 and has not entered Amazon offices since then," the email said. The company said they were informed that the employee tested positive for COVID-19 — the disease caused by coronavirus — on March 3.
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