With the lock down in motion, people are very scared at the moment and are worried about stocking and piling up groceries and other essentials for the long run.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown of the whole country, an instruction that affects 1.3 billion people. The lockdown rules were published soon after the announcement. They note that the lockdown doesn’t apply on delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce.

However, despite the clear rules the biggest e-commerce companies and despite termed as an essential service, are struggling to deliver products across the country.

Nevertheless, several state government have issued a notice stating that e-commerce and home delivery fall under essential services and hence should be excused from the restrictions imposed on citizens to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

We should be more careful and agile to strongly stick together and stay at home without panicking about the current situation. Well, people should stay at home in this time, but that won’t be enough for the majority of the population who cannot afford to sit at home without work and pay. Still, we try our best to ensure our presence inside the locked doors as grocery and other delivery services are operative to fulfill our regular needs.



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Joydev Mishra


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