According to foreign media reports, an internal meeting record of Amazon shows that the company is in contact with the CEOs of two new manufacturers of coronary pneumonia testing reagents to consider how to screen employees to reduce the risk of infection in its warehouse.
The minutes of the meeting show that the CEOs of Abbott and Thermo Fisher once told Amazon that they are willing to cooperate with this giant of home appliance makers, but the US government has now occupied all of their testing reagent production capacity. Amazon also hopes to discuss whether it is possible to initiate testing procedures at least in a warehouse near its Seattle headquarters, where the situation is still unclear.
The nature of the dialogue between Amazon and these two companies, and the specific measures taken, are still unknown. The document also shows that Amazon hopes to detect more than one employee at a time, and also hopes to cooperate with medical organizations in this regard, but did not elaborate on the details of multi-person testing, nor did it disclose partners.
Abbott issued a statement on Saturday, confirming that Amazon and other companies have reached out to them regarding employee detection issues. Thermo Fisher has not commented on this. Amazon did not respond. (Shuyu)
Japanese media: Abe plans to issue a declaration of emergency on the 7th
According to the latest news from Kyodo News, senior Japanese government officials revealed on the 6th that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun coordinating the issuance of an emergency declaration today to make it effective on the 8th.
Kyodo News said that senior officials of the Japanese government revealed that Abe basically decided to issue a declaration of emergency based on the "New Coronavirus Special Measures Law" recently, and the target is mainly Tokyo and Osaka. Abe believes that the epidemic has spread rapidly throughout the country and has entered a stage of causing serious losses to national life and economy.
It is reported that this will be the first declaration issued under the law, which may be accompanied by measures to restrict private rights. With the global epidemic constantly spreading, Japan ’s domestic response is facing an important situation.
The report also said that the number of infected people in the capital Tokyo is proliferating. Abe will consult an advisory committee composed of experts as soon as possible. If the committee believes that the conditions have been met, Abe will issue a declaration of emergency. The move is aimed at avoiding a sudden surge in patients, which has led to the collapse of the medical system.
The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported on the 5th that as of 20 o'clock local time on the 5th, Japan reported 308 new cases of newly diagnosed coronary pneumonia, with a total of 3807 cases. There were 143 new cases of new pneumonia diagnosed on the same day in Tokyo. This is the second consecutive day that Tokyo has more than 100 people diagnosed on a single day. The cumulative number of diagnoses exceeded 1,000, reaching 1,034. (Overseas Net Yao Kaihong)