Amazon did not specify the number of workers who contracted the disease at its sorting center but that all will be paid for the shifts that they miss.
More customers turned to the internet as Covid-19 prompted them to stay home and browse online for their holiday shopping needs on Thanksgiving.
This year’s Black Friday sales are just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day record for online sales, according to Adobe Analytics.
Only 36 percent of US consumers plan to shop this year on Black Friday, down one percent from last year and a decline of 23 percent from 2015, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey.
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