Original title: 21 days of Indian closure, Xiaomi and others kindly request that mobile phones be included in daily necessities
. Chinese mobile phone manufacturers such as Xiaomi hope to continue to deliver mobile phones in India during the epidemic.
On March 30, according to The Economic Times, smartphone manufacturers Xiaomi and Realme sent a request to the Indian government to include mobile phones in the category of daily necessities so that they can continue to be sold during the 21-day national blockade in India. And delivery.
Two local industry associations in India: Manufacturer’s Association of Information Technology (MAIT) and India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) also wrote to the government seeking Exemptions for the distribution of electronic devices such as mobile phones and removal of restrictions on the domestic transportation and export of components.
According to the Indian Economic Times, Manu Kumar Jain, vice president of Xiaomi and president of India, said: “In modern times, smartphones may be a key commodity that everyone needs outside food and groceries.”
“If Everyone can use a mobile phone, then we can reduce social distance and reduce outings. “Manu Jain also said that 30 to 40% of India ’s monthly smartphone sales are first-time smartphone users. It also makes sense at this time if people can buy a smartphone.
Xiaomi also clarified that the move is not to require the government to allow smartphones to be sold at this time as a business opportunity, but to meet key consumer needs.
Realme CEO Madhav Sheth said that the company can provide customers with mobile phones through online channels, and also requires the government to open some service centers to support after-sales services, and the company will also comply with relevant security precautions.
Twitter “We saw a lot of people on saying their phones were broken and needed to be replaced because they used their phones as WiFi hotspots for communication.” The
Information Technology Manufacturers Association (MAIT) gave the government on March 27. In the letter, MAIT suggested that the e-commerce company be listed as a key service category and continue to implement express delivery services under strict management. In a letter to the government, the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) said that Indian states and local governments have demanded that electronic products not be allowed to flow inside and outside, which is too cautious.
According to Xinhua News Agency, on March 24, local time, Indian Prime Minister Modi issued a television speech announcing the implementation of a 21-day “cities closure” nationwide from midnight of that day to curb the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Modi said that during the implementation of the “cities closure” measures, “every village and every lane will be strictly enforced.” He asked the people to cancel all social activities and not to go out except for specific situations such as buying necessities.
Lenovo After the 21-day “City Closure Order” was issued in India, a number of corporate factories have stopped working to meet the government’s needs for epidemic prevention, including Foxconn, OPPO, vivo, , Xiaomi and other Chinese companies’ Indian factories.
According to CCTV News on March 29, according to data from the Ministry of Health of India, as of 7:30 pm local time on March 29 (10 pm Beijing time), the number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in India rose to 1024. Among them, 95 cases were cured and 27 deaths. This was the first time that the number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in India broke.