Amazon France announced Thursday it will shut six distribution facilities after a court ruled it should stop delivering non-essential goods during the coronavirus pandemic.

The facilities will remain shuttered for five days pending the legal proceedings. All 10,000 Amazon employees will be paid a full salary during the closure.

A court in Nantere, a small city on the outskirts of Paris, issued the ruling after it found Amazon negligent in the handling of worker safety in light of COVID-19.

Amazon has a month to review its procedures that comply to the pandemic.

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