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Amazon to extend French warehouse closures

Amazon will keep its six warehouses in France closed until at least April 22 after a stand-off with unions over sanitary conditions amid the coronavirus outbreak, it said yesterday.

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant has been under scrutiny over its working practices on both sides of the Atlantic since the start of the pandemic, with workers raising concerns over the risks of contagion while fielding shipments.

France is under virtual lockdown to contain the virus outbreak and most stores except for supermarkets are closed.