Retail giant Amazon has announced that it has set up a Covid-19 test lab to regularly test its employees. The positive corona virus tests of some employees in at least 64 of Amazon’s warehouses caused the company to take such a measure.
Amazon says the lack of test capacity makes it harder to keep people safe and make the economy work again. Amazon is reallocating its experts to build the lab and hopes to start testing soon. The company also stated that they have started to install the equipment they need to build their first lab, and that they will start testing some of their employees who are in direct contact with customers in a short time.
Amazon continues to serve throughout the pandemic and makes it easier for people to reach their needs during this process where many people stay at home. However, the company is also at risk, with hundreds of thousands of employees and delivery drivers. Amazon planned to increase payments to meet the growing demand and announced that it would hire 100,000 more people in March. It should be noted that with the mask distribution of the company, the employees take fever measurements and disinfect their warehouses. But it seems that these steps are not enough.
Although Amazon wants to test all its employees with the help of new laboratories, it also states that this is not possible. “We’re not sure how far we will go in the relevant time frame, but we think this is an effort worth trying,” says the company.