Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday decided to remove restrictions on home delivery by operators and online delivery services during the COVID-19 lockdown across the state.
In a notification, the Health and Family Welfare Department modified its earlier order and allowed establishments providing essential services like Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy, Zomato, Myntra, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos.Uber Eats, Blue Dart, DTDC, Big Basket, Grofers and UrbanCIap to continue their services.
Retailers of food and grocery items such as Big Bazaar, Reliance Fresh, OMFED. OPOLFED/ Chilika Fresh and Spencers will also be allowed to provide home delivery services.
This came following problems faced by people, especially the old and infirm, in going out of their homes to buy essentials during the lockdown, which the state has been experiencing since March 22.