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Amazon shut all its warehouses in France because a court ordered it to reassess worker safety

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Amazon has shut down all six of its warehouses in France following a court ruling on Tuesday that it needed to reassess the safety of workers during the pandemic.
The ruling stipulated that Amazon could only ship essential goods while officials assessed its hygiene and security measures, and included a $1.1 million fine for non-compliance.
Amazon said the risk of the fine was “too high” for it to keep its warehouses open, and has told all its warehous staff to stay home for at least five days.
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Amazon has taken the extraordinary decision to shut down its distribution centers in France after a court ruled Tuesday that the company had to reassess protective measures to keep workers safe from the coronavirus.

The court in Nanterre on Tuesday ruled that Amazon may only ship essential items in the meantime. The judge imposed a fine of 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for every day following the order that Amazon continued to ship non-essential goods.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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