Amazon France shutdown extended as company awaits appeal decision
Amazon will extend its shutdown in France until at least April 25, the company said on Tuesday.
Amazon announced it was shutting down its distribution centers last Wednesday following a court ruling that ordered it to restrict its local delivery operations to essential goods only.
“The company will reevaluate its position once the appeal court ruling is given on Friday, April 24th,” Amazon said in a statement in Tuesday.
Amazon employees will continue receiving their full salary, the statement added.
Remember: France suspended all non-essential business last month, a measure that is set to remain in place until May 11. The French court also required that the company carry out an assessment of the “occupational risks inherent in the Covid-19 epidemic” in all of its warehouses.