Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We continue to prioritise the health of our employees and follow local government guidance,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an email. “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until 30 June 2021.”

In an earlier statement, the Seattle-based company had told employees that they could work from home until early 2021.

Amazon India said its parent’s decision to allow employees to work from home (WFH) until June-end 2021 is applicable to its local staff as well

We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidance. Employees with work that can effectively be done from home can continue to do that work from home through 30 June 2021,” said an Amazon India spokesperson.

The spokesperson added that Amazon has invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to come to the office safe through physical distancing, deep cleaning, temperature checks, and by providing face coverings and hand sanitizer.

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