Jeff Bezos' $25 million Amazon relief fund is now available for India delivery partners
Amazontop boss Jeff Bezoshad set up a $25 million relief fund for its delivery partners who have been impacted due to Covid-19.
- Now, Amazon said that the fund will be available for its Indian delivery partners as well.
- As e-commerce is listed under essential services, Amazon has been continuing work by delivering essential supplies even during the nationwide lockdown.
Amazon said that the fund has been extended to associates part of the delivery service partner programme, Amazon Flex and it’s trucking partners providing middle-mile logistics.
“In these unprecedented times, the health and safety of all our partners and associates in India continues to be our top priority as we face the challenges associated with COVID-19. The
The fund can be used by those who test positive for Covid-19. Amazon’s delivery agents are also provided with medical insurance.
As e-commerce is listed under essential services, Amazon has been delivering essential supplies even during the nationwide lockdown.
On the first day of lockdown, delivery agents across the country were hassled by the police. Some were even arrested. Because of the issues, Flipkart, Milkbasket, Bigbasket, Grofers had all temporarily suspended services. However, as the matter is now resolved, Amazon is currently only taking orders for essential products via pre-paid payment.
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