Amazon says it's restricting employee to travel to China 'until further notice' amid coronavirus concerns

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Amazon says it's restricting employee to travel to China 'until further notice' amid coronavirus concerns

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Visitors walk past a logo for Amazon China at the Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing on Aug. 23, 2017.

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  • Amazon has announced restrictions on employee travel to China 'until further notice,' a company spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday.
  • "We place tremendous value and focus on the well-being and safety of our employees," the spokesperson said.
  • Amazon said it's making some exceptions for approved, essential business travel.
  • The company also said it's telling employees who were recently in affected regions to work from home for two weeks and to seek medical attention if they experience symptoms.
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Amazon has alerted employees that it's restricting travel to and from China as concerns grow over the coronavirus outbreak.

"We place tremendous value and focus on the well-being and safety of our employees. Out of an abundance of caution, we are restricting business travel to and from China until further notice and encouraging our employees to follow the health and safety guidelines provided by international health agencies such as the CDC and WHO," an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.

Those restrictions won't apply to essential business travel pre-approved by the company, Amazon said.

Amazon is also telling employees who have recently traveled to areas in China affected by the virus to work from home for two weeks and, if they experience symptoms, to seek medical attention before coming back into the office.

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The outbreak has not impacted Amazon's business or customers, the company said.

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