Amazon suspends all activity in France amid virus crisis

Amazon has decided to “temporarily” suspend all activity in France,  one day after a French court found it wasn’t doing enough to protect its workers amid the virus crisis in the country

Amazon France also said it is appealing Tuesday’s emergency ruling, which requires the company to stop selling non-essential goods for a month while it works out new worker safety measures.

Amazon insisted that it is providing adequate security measures for staff, noting the implementation of temperature checks and mask distribution.

But the court found Amazon didn’t do enough to enforce social distancing, to ensure that turnstiles and locker rooms were virus-free, or to increase cleaning of its warehouses. Unions say one worker infected with the virus is in intensive care.