A French court has ruled that Amazon France must pull back on its operations and deliver only essential goods such as food and health care materials until it can evaluate workers’ risks of coronavirus exposure.

Amazon said it plans to appeal the ruling but in the meantime would close its six warehouses in France from April 16 to 20. The company employs about 10,000 people at its six French warehouses, 6,500 of whom are on permanent contracts, according to the court decision. Employees will be paid their full salaries during the closure, the company said.

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