In order to break down the cycle of COVID-19, Prime minster of India Narendra Modi addressed the Nation second time and announced 21 days of Nation-wide lockdown. The Lockdown is effective from 12 AM (March 25) to April 15. It is a major decision, but the PM Modi said it the essential step considering the severity of the situation. As of now, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has surpassed 500.
“If we don’t handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backward by 21 years,” Modi added underscoring the importance of self-isolation and social distancing.
Well, Due to the lockdown, people are panicking and rushing to their nearest grocery shops and stores to purchase daily use commodities. People are also looking to order groceries online, but major online delivery services like Bigbasket, Grofers, etc. are also not accepting and delivering orders.
Bigbasket app reads the following :
Dear Customer, we are not operational due to restrictions imposed by local authorities on the movement of goods in spite of clear guidelines provided by central authorities to enable essential services. We are working with the authorities to be back soon.
In a mail to customers, Grofers noted; “Our delivery team has been held up at checkpoints and some of our warehouses have been locked by local authorities, as the situation due to COVID-19 remains very uncertain.”
Bigbasket was accepting and delivering the order till March 22, and now it seems its services will be shut for 21 days until further notice. A user shared a screenshot of his BigBasket cart in which we can see the delivery date of orders is set to April 15, while orders of some users are canceled. Check out some of the tweets by netizens below:
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