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With new guidelines we will be able to deliver all products, says Amit Agarwal of Amazon India

Updated : May 19, 2020 08:43 PM IST

Amazon India senior vice president and country head Amit Agarwal on Tuesday said  with new guidelines in place the company will be to deliver all products now.

The fourth phase of the national lockdown has brought respite for the e-commerce companies. They are set to start taking orders for non-essential goods even in red zones. Most states have issued new guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown which include opening up e-commerce activity for all goods.

Maharashtra and Telangana have allowed all e-commerce activity, while Delhi has imposed restrictions only in containment zones.

West Bengal has demarcated red zones in three areas that are designated as 'clean areas' within the red zones, e-commerce will be allowed. Punjab, Assam and Andhra Pradesh have also relaxed norms.

In a statement, Amazon India has welcomed the notifications saying the move will give a fillip to the 6 lakh retailers and MSMEs on its marketplace and help revive economic activity more broadly.

The company has said it will spend $4 billion in investments on PPEs, enhanced cleaning of facilities, higher wages for hourly teams and in developing own testing capabilities.

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