NEW DELHI (Reuters) – E-commerce companies including Amazon and Flipkart are facing disruption in India just three days into a lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic, despite government assurances they would not, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo
Differing state and district level regulations are hindering operations, the four sources, who asked not to be identified, said. In some cases, for example, it has been difficult for e-commerce firms to get curfew passes for their delivery people.
The 21-day lockdown began on Wednesday.
Industry executives say local authorities have not uniformly followed guidelines and have stopped delivery staff and company warehouses from operating.
Most of Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) 60 plus fulfillment centers in India are shut, with the company in talks with state authorities…
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