Coronavirus could shut down the Post Office in less than 3 months, lawmakers are warning
- Two US representatives warned Monday that coronavirus could shut down the United States Postal Service by June.
- As of last week, 13 postal workers had been sickened. By Tuesday morning, more than 46,000 cases had been identified in the US.
- Any interruption in mail service could delay critical medicine deliveries and upend postal voting in the upcoming election.
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Regular mail service could be shut down as early as June, two US representatives are warning, and the effects could be disastrous.
Critical supplies, like the post office’s billion shipments of prescription drugs last year, could be stuck, mail voting in the upcoming November election could be stymied, and hundreds of thousands of postal employees could be out of work.
“Based on a number of briefings and warnings this week about a critical fall-off in mail across the country, it has become clear that the Postal Service will not survive the summer without immediate help from Congress and the White House,” representatives Carolyn Maloney and Gerry Connolly, said in a statement Monday.
“Every community in America relies on the Postal Service to deliver vital goods and services, including life-saving medications. The Postal Service …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]