Hawkers in different localities of National Capital Delhi have decided to stop the distribution of newspapers after the cancellation of many orders by the people residing in housing societies and residential colonies.
Taking safety first, we are totally staying away from newspapers out of a fear that they might be infected by coronavirus, said Ram Niwas Gupta, president of Amrit Vihar Residents Welfare Association, Delhi.
Ranjan, a newspaper hawker for the last 10 years in North Delhi's Burari, said, "We are forced to stop delivery of newspapers and magazines in residential areas."
"Many residents have locked themselves in and are even hesitating from picking up a copy of the newspaper from their doorstep," he added.
An office bearer of the hawkers union maintained, "Though the newspapers and magazines are not necessarily virus affected, yet people at large are keeping away from them."