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Online food delivery platforms Zomato, Swiggy asked to shut down in many states

R Sinduja

News Editor

Online food delivery platforms Zomato & Swiggy have been asked to shut down during the 21-day national lockdown period in various states such as Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Assam and Pondicherry; despite the govt's guidelines categorizing food delivery under essential services. Food is an essential service for at least 20% of the country's population. Both Swiggy and Zomato have taken the call to shut down in some cities.