Amazon engineers who created Echo and Kindle have now begun work on making a COVID-19 testing tool, reports said.
Amazon is also recruiting more engineers for the same along with lab assistants and scientists.
The company had recently announced that it would develop its own research laboratory as part of its COVID-19 program to assess warehouse staff and employees.
According to GeekWire’s job listings, Amazon’s hardware group Lab126 is recruiting engineers to work on its coronavirus testing initiative.
“Lab126 is headquartered in Silicon Valley but the posts suggest that these positions are located in Hebron, Ky, where Amazon employs laboratory assistants, scientists and others separately for its COVID-19 testing programme,” the study said.
Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has made it clear that Covid-19 ‘s response to the organization would be a major new initiative.
In the wake of the demand to shut down its warehouses to protect front-line workers from COVID-19 disease, Amazon recently announced the construction of its own coronavirus resting laboratory and the training of more personnel in its warehouses and other facilities.
“We have begun assembling the equipment we need to build our first lab and hope to start testing small numbers of our front line employees soon,” Amazon said in a statement.