Coronavirus: Flipkart announces temporary suspension of services
Indiaâ€™s leading ecommerce marketplace Flipkart has announced a temporary suspension of its services with immediate effect, following the country-wide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to combat coronavirus.
The US-headquartered online retailer said it was working to provide the products and services most demanded by customers and communities.
Regarding pending orders on low-priority products, it said customers could cancel orders, and receive a refund for prepaid items.
The ecommerce industry, online grocery delivery firms, and food delivery companies have been facing challenges in ensuring deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the government came out with a notification, clarifying that essential services like grocery shops, pharmacies, and ecommerce would be allowed to operate.
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