Amazon Prime Day sale halted amid coronavirus crisis in India
New Delhi : India is currently dealing with a severe second wave of coronavirus, and keeping in mind of the situation, Amazon has decided to pause its Prime Day sale till next notice, said a media report.
According to Gadget 360, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed them that the Amazon Prime Sale will remain paused due to soaring coronavirus cases in India.
More than 1.5 million coronavirus cases have been reported in India in last week. Several hospitals in the nation have run out of bed and oxygen supply.
At this point several big companies have been offering their help in providing the medical assisatance. Amazon's plans to pause its Prime Day event in India was first reported by CNBC early on Friday.
The annual event is generally held in July, it exclusively provides offers and discount to its prime members to boost the sales.
Smartphone maker Realme has also decided to postpone its upcoming launches due to the current second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeping across the country. It was scheduled to host a launch event on May 4 to unveil a new flagship phone powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC.
In a fresh tweet, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed that the company is postponing upcoming launches and anniversary celebrations as India battles unprecedented challenges. The tweet reads, “After careful consideration, Realme has decided to postpone the upcoming smartphone and AIoT products' launch along with anniversary celebrations. In these difficult times, let's focus on contributing as much as possible. Stay home, Stay strong! We will be back soon.”