COVID-19 in India: Amazon website shows delivery of only essential products in some cities

COVID-19 second wave has hit India and how. Coronavirus cases are rising at a massive scale with each passing day in the country. Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 across, the e-commerce giant Amazon has announced to deliver only essential goods in some parts of India.

These cities include Delhi and some others that are going through COVID-19 lockdown due to the rise in cases. For the unaware, Delhi government has announced temporary lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus, so has Maharashtra and some others.

Here’s what Amazon says

The Amazon website or Amazon.in clearly shows a big banner that states “delivering essential only”. In an official statement the e-commerce giant notes, “In light of the latest government guidelines, we are taking orders of essentials products only. Delivering may take longer than normal.”

The essential products include: “Handwash, Sanitizers & Disinfectants, Grocery Essentials, Grooming Essentials, Skin & Hair Care Essentials, Pet essentials- food, supplements & more, Food & grocery essentials, Personal care, grooming & hygiene, Health & fitness essentials, Baby care & Pet supplies, and Cleaning & household supplies.”

How tech giants are helping India

Tech giants starting from Apple, Google, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo have come forward in support of India amid the COVID-19 second wave. While some companies have announced donation, others are giving away masks and other essential medical products.

Take a look at how tech giants are supporting India to fight the COVID second wave:

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