Amazon and Flipkart are able to Deliver Non-Essential Items like Mobile Phones
Can Amazon and Flipkart Start Delivering Non-Essential Products?
Online e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart are going to be ready to deliver items like mobile phones and other electronic items because the nation enters the third phase of lockdown from May 4. But, the delivery of things are going to be applicable for people residing in green and orange zones. In red zones, e-commerce can only deliver essential supplies. The govt on Friday extended the lockdown for 2 more weeks till May 17 to combat COVID-19 across the country.
As of now, the e-commerce is merely allowed to deliver essential items within the lockdown period but after new guidelines from the centre, customers would be ready to order some non-essential items like cellphones, electronic items in orange (fewer cases of COVID-19), and green zones (no cases).
The government of India has classified districts across India in red, orange, green and containment zones. While red zones have the very best number of cases, containment zones are sealed areas where coronavirus cases have surfaced.
“We welcome the Government’s decision to permit e-commerce in Orange and Green Zones. Many small and medium businesses and traders will now be ready to jump start their businesses. And livelihoods across their workforce,” said by one of the spokeperson of Amazon.
Most of the metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Chennai are declared red zones. This suggests e-commerce companies cannot revisit to normal in cities that drive maximum traffic. So Amazon and flipkart can deliver on other zones.
For red zones to transition into the orange zone, no new cases should be registered for a minimum of 21 days. Containment zones too must ensure no cases are reported within the last 28 days to be faraway from the hotspot zones list.
In the third phase of the nationwide lockdown (May 4-17) some relaxations are provided to orange and green zones.
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