A company spokesperson confirmed to Gadget 360 on Friday that Amazon Prime Day sales in India have been suspended.
In the past week, India has reported 1.5 million new infections and recorded daily deaths due to hospital beds and medical oxygen consumption.
Amazon, Google, and several Indian companies have stepped in to help the world’s second largest population fight the coronavirus in a variety of activities, from air transportation of medical equipment, funding commitments to the production of medical oxygen.
CNBC first reported earlier on Friday that Amazon plans to suspend its Golden Day activities in India.
The annual event, which is only provided by Amazon to Prime members, is usually held in July to promote sales.
Discounts are one of the main ways Amazon sells Prime. Prime is a fast shipping and media streaming service that can attract subscribers to make more purchases on Amazon.
Due to the current second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeping the country, smartphone manufacturer Realme also decided to postpone its upcoming product. It plans to hold a press conference on May 4 to showcase the new flagship mobile phone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. It can basically be called Realme X7 Max, which is a renamed model of Realme GT Neo, which was launched in China as early as. Realme also hopes to launch a new Realme TV, probably the Realme TV 4K 43-inch model at the press conference.
In fresh tweet, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed that as India struggles with unprecedented challenges, the company will postpone upcoming conferences and anniversary celebrations. The tweet read: “After careful consideration, Realme has decided to postpone the launch of upcoming smartphones and AIoT products and the anniversary celebration. In these difficult times, let us focus on contributing as much as possible. Stay at home and stay. Be strong! We will be back soon.”