The Coronavirus outbreak has forced Governments to close all places in public. Major Countries & Cities have declared a state of emergency, and people are seemingly told to stay inside homes. COVID-19 has kept spreading since its first case from China. The virus has killed 700 people in Italy alone yesterday.
The United States of America has seemingly not been lighter on the virus, however, some states like Las Vegas have declared a state of emergency due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Today, Kotaku reports that GameStop stores will be closed in California. An official from GameStop told the stie:
“We are closing our stores in California,” the company said in a note to stores. “The closure will remain in effect until further notice as we obtain more information from the California Governor’s Office.” California is one of a few states in the country to have enacted a full lockdown policy and told non-essential businesses to close.
The sad part about this closing of store is that employees won’t be paid. Apparently, two GameStop staff members based in California told Kotaku that company has told them to file for unemployement because they won’t be paid when stores are closed.
GameStop has been criticized over the past few weeks because they are not closing their stores in COVID-19 Cities. Furthermore, the company has made no announcements regarding salaries when stores are closed, and people are pretty upset. If the news about these two staff members flourishes, GameStop could face serious challenge to their reputation.
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