The Daily Populous

Saturday March 21st, 2020 morning edition

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As the virus spreads and cities lock down, Amazon workers across the country are finding themselves thrust into a new role: delivering goods to a nation in quarantine.

“We’re all going to get sick eventually,” said a worker at a facility in Washington.

Already infrastructure for a huge portion of e-commerce, Amazon is becoming infrastructure for a house-bound populace.

But the virus also poses an unprecedented threat to Amazon’s logistics system and, more importantly, the workers who make it run.

On March 18th, The Atlantic reported that a worker at an Amazon distribution center in New York tested positive for the virus.

In Italy and Spain, Amazon has refused to shut down facilities where workers have been infected, prompting protests. »

Coronavirus: Government to pay up to 80% of workers' wages

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The government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a radical move aimed at protecting people's jobs.

It will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, covering wages of up to £2,500 a month.

Employers have to accept that the government is doing something they would have never imagined a UK government to do. »

Exclusive: Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Mandalorian Casting –

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Dawson will be playing a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice who appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

In 2017, a fan tweeted at Rosario Dawson, asking her to appear in a Star Wars movie as Ahsoka, and the actress responded, “Ummmm… yes, please?!

As a fan of the character and Dawson, I’m excited to see Ahsoka make her live-action debut in The Mandalorian. »

All People In Illinois Have Been Ordered To Stay Home To Stop The Coronavirus From Spreading

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"I fully recognize I am choosing between saving people's lives and saving people's livelihoods," Pritzker said, "but ultimately you can't have a livelihood if you don't have a life.". »