Amazon, Flipkart Resume Deliveries of Non-Essential Goods

Amazon, Flipkart Resume Deliveries of Non-Essential Goods
E-commerce platforms in India have resumed supply of ‘non-essential’ merchandise, or discretionary items like electronics, clothes and niknaks, following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Both Amazon and Flipkart on Monday began delivering ‘all products’ to so-called inexperienced and orange zones that denote low prevalence of COVID-19, however deliveries stay restricted to ‘essential’ merchandise inside crimson zones which have numerous reported coronavirus circumstances.

Over the previous a number of weeks, on-line portals have been restricted to delivering solely important items, together with meals gadgets, groceries, medical provides, and so on. The newest directive from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) comes as a serious aid for companies which have seen their gross sales come to a digital standstill because the nation tries to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Do word that all 11 districts in Delhi are designated as ‘Red Zones’, which implies non-essential merchandise, comparable to smartphones and clothes, will stay off limits for Delhiites, no less than, for the subsequent couple of weeks. Based on COVID-19 threat profiling, the federal government has designated 130 districts within the nation as crimson zones, together with 19 in UP and 14 in Maharashtra. 284 areas have been marked as orange zones, whereas 319 have been categorised as inexperienced, in response to NDTV.

While extending the continuing lockdown by two extra weeks till May 17, the Home Ministry final Friday additionally lifted a few of the restrictions in inexperienced and orange zones as a part of its deliberate reopening of the economic system. The authorities relaxed inter-state motion of distressed migrant employees, stranded vacationers, pilgrims and college students. Cab aggregators like Ola and Uber have resumed providers in inexperienced and orange zones, whereas non-essential companies, comparable to barber retailers and salons, have additionally been allowed to open.

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