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. Also Read - Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: Best deals on Redmi 10 Prime, OnePlus 9R, iPhone 11 and more
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. Also Read - Diwali celebrations 2021: Best deals on home appliances under Rs 5,000
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.” Also Read - Amazon Prime subscription plans to get expensive by Rs 500 in India: Check new prices
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:
Amid a devastating rise of COVID cases in India, our thoughts are with the medical workers, our Apple family and everyone there who is fighting through this awful stage of the pandemic. Apple will be donating to support and relief efforts on the ground.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 26, 2021
Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crore in funding to @GiveIndia, @UNICEF for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.https://t.co/OHJ79iEzZH
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 26, 2021
This is the time for all of us to help each other. And bring in hope and assistance.
In light of the severe health crisis that the country is facing, we have decided to donate Rs. 2 crores to help aid COVID relief efforts. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/S4i7AE2MeW
— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) April 27, 2021
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 22, 2021