CDOs strict policy on Online Deliveries !!!
The government's ban due corona infections has made buying and selling of household goods difficult for the citizens. However, the services provided by some of the e-commerce startups were a relief to consumers which has now been restricted by the district administration.
From Thursday, the Police has started arresting the service provider's based on the orders of the local administration saying that the door to door delivery service has increased the risk of spreading corona virus.
A group of businessmen have handed over a memorandum to the Kathmandu Chief District Officer Janak Raj Dahal as a protest of the arrest. However, the joint forum of e-commerce and online delivery service operators has stated that their demand has not received a positive response from the Chief District Officer.
Chief District Officer, Dahal said that the decision to close down the businesses was taken as the risk of the virus infection has highly increased. The administration has banned online delivery of any food or restaurant items. Even the request to deliver much needed food was rejected by the administration.
However, The Kathmandu district administration, which has banned private home-based entrepreneurs from providing online home delivery services, has allowed similar government services to run smoothly. The online service of the food management and trading company is still operating.
The company has stated that they are selling pulses, rice, nuts, induction cookers and other items online as they have received government passes. Their business has been running smoothly with no obstacles.
The company has been receiving 8 to 10 online orders everyday and also has continuously been providing services. The company is providing services by following all the safety measures. All the delivery employees are guided for properly following the safety protocols. So far, None of the home delivery service providers have been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection.