In a recent notice by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) , it has been made clear that now E-commerce websites can operate in green, orange and as well as red zones, except containment zones.
In lockdown 3.0, the delivery of essential and non-essential items was permitted only for green and orange zones , and only essential items which were really necessary were open in red zones. But, lockdown 4.0 doesn’t differ in these items, which means the delivery of all the items has been permitted for all zones
In a recent statement made by MHA “In lockdown 3.0, E-commerce activities were allowed in the red zones, but only for essential items. The guidelines for lockdown 4.0 do not make any such distinction. Therefore, e-commerce activities — for both essential and non-essential items — will be allowed in the red zones too,”
Also, the lockdown 4.0 is considered a big relief for all the e-commerce websites who have been in complete shut down in the past 2 months.
“We welcome the guidelines announced by the MHA, which pave the way for a broader resumption of economic activities across most parts of India. At Snapdeal, we are ready and equipped to start serving customers across India, in red, green and orange zones, by providing access to millions of products,” said a Snapdeal spokesperson.
Amazon who has faced huge loss during this pandemic , responded to this news very positively and said it would be really very beneficial to start its operations again in all the zones, keeping in mind all the safety measures.
But this was a case about E-commerce websites, what about others?
Well sadly, places of huge public gatherings are still closed like cinemas, theaters ,religious places, stadiums, shopping malls, educational institutions, coaching centers, hotels, restaurants etc.. Also, online distance learning is encouraged among educational institutions.
From May 25, the domestic airlines are also resuming like – Indigo, Air India even in cities which are in red zones. In new guidelines, social distancing has been made mandatory at all airports. Also, all safety measures and health checks will be done for all passengers.
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