COVID-19: No newspapers to be delivered in Mumbai today

Vendors have said that they will be unable to distribute newspapers in the city due to Coronavirus restrictions

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 5:25 PM

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All print media houses in Mumbai have suspended publishing and distribution of their print editions from today.

The Times of India Group has stopped the publication of its Mumbai editions.  

Sachin Kalbag, Executive Editor, Hindustan Times, tweeted that there will be no physical edition of Hindustan Times in Mumbai today on account of the restrictions. However, the e-paper will be available, he has said in the tweet.

"There is no physical edition of Hindustan Times in Mumbai today on account of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 that have made it difficult for our distribution partners to deliver newspapers. There is, however, an e-paper edition at https://t.co/rGQm71g8oq"

Other newspapers too like Mid-Day, The Indian Express and The Hindu have announced on Twitter that the print editions of their publications will not be distributed in Mumbai today.  

"Bringing you news in extraordinary times. Even if the newspaper doesn’t reach you in tough times, news from Mid-day’s experienced journalists will. To read, click here - http://epaper2.mid-day.com"

"Dear readers, in light of the restrictions implemented in Mumbai to curb the outbreak of #coronavirus, we regret to inform you that your favourite newspaper will not be available in the city on Monday. 1/2"

"With many parts of India under lockdown, we have made our epaper temporarily free for all users. Click here to read: https://t.co/53TU4VCLFx https://t.co/Gc9mmSMaF4"

Vendors have announced that they won’t be distributing papers. According to sources, the move was taken due to the cancellation of local train services in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak as this makes the distribution of newspapers difficult.

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