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MHA bars supply of non-essential items by e-commerce companies during lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday said that the supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce companies will remain prohibited during the Covod-19 lockdown.

"Supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce companies to remain prohibited during Lockdown 2 to fight COVID," said a spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The government had earlier eased restrictions on the e-commerce companies. The move allowed the e-commerce companies to resume operations before the lockdown ends on May 3. Flipkart had already begun taking new orders for smartphones. During the first phase of lockdown, the e-commerce companies had restricted their services to the supply of essential items only.

We have reached out to Flipkart and Amazon for more information.

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