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Amazon Prime Day to be postponed due to the coronavirus

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 13:19:56-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It appears Amazon will likely postpone its biggest day of the year, the annual Amazon Prime Day due to the coronavirus.

According to USA Today and Vice News reports, they have Amazon meeting notes that mention the postponement. In the notes, Amazon's general counsel mentions that the member reward day will be delayed at least until August.

Amazon Prime Day is usually in July, but Amazon is getting slammed with orders because people are staying home during the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon has been trying to hire 100,000 new workers just to meet demand, officials say.