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Gurugram police allows more e-commerce companies to operate amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Update on March 25: After Gurugram's police commissioner Muhammad Ali had initially allowed 12 e-commerce companies to operate in the city, a subsequent order has now allowed more e-commerce companies in the city. The new order specifically name checks the following e-commerce companies: Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers, BigBasket, Dunzo, Milkbasket, Big Bazaar, Blue Dart, WOW Express, IFFCO Tokyo Goods, 24seven, DTDC, Snapdeal, Licious, Medlife, PharmEasy, Urbanclap, Ninjacart, Honasa Consumer, Healthian Diagnostics, Delhivery, Nutrimoo Milk Dairy, More retail, Easyday, Jabong, Myntra, Sencer’s, Reliance Fresh, Jubilant Food Works (Domino’s), Foodpanda, Faaso’s, Pizza Hut, Ubereats, Needs Supermart, 1mg, Dr Lal PathLabs, Max-Path, Satvacart. The order also said that "any e-commerce retailers/operators shall be allowed to operate". It's also not clear why Jabong and Myntra have been allowed to operate in the city when they don't provide any of the essential services, that is, food, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment. We've reached out to the commissioner's office for more details. Earlier on March 25: Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers, BigBasket, Dunzo, Milkbasket, Big Bazaar, Blue Dart, WOW Express and IFFCO Tokyo Goods will be allowed to operate in Gurugram, the city's police commissioner, Muhammad Akil, directed all officials of Gurugram police today. The commissioner's office told MediaNama that the staff of these platforms will not require additional passes to move around the city. In this order, e-pharmacies, such as 1mg, Pharmeasy and NetMeds, have not been included. We don't know whether these services would be allowed to operate in the city. The commissioner's office told MediaNama…

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