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India’s Flipkart to resume e-commerce sales of essential products – Source Reuters Tech News

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart Inc’s Flipkart will resume e-commerce services for essential products after receiving federal and state government assurances on the safety of its delivery staff and a hassle-free supply chain.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of India’s e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Bengaluru-based Flipkart halted all shopping on its website and mobile app early on Wednesday, only hours after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day nationwide lockdown to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

Though people worldwide have increasingly turned to online retailers to buy household goods, food and medicine as the crisis has deepened, there was confusion over Indian authorities’ mixed messages on e-commerce.

The confusion extended to some of those enforcing India’s lockdown, with reports of some deliveries being halted by police officers.

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