New Delhi: India will prohibit all smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices from July 1, 2020, under a national emergency that has been declared by the government after three consecutive days of rain and flooding.
The government said that, from Tuesday, July 1 at 2 p.m., all electronic devices, including smartphones, will be banned from the country from July 6 and 7.
All laptops, all tablets, all laptops, tablets and all laptops will also be banned, it said in a statement.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said that it will use the national emergency declaration to impose the ban.
According to NDRF spokesperson Vikas Bedi, the government has asked the central government to suspend the issuance of licences for electronic devices to people with disabilities.
“As per the order of the government, it is required to suspend licences of mobile phones and other wireless devices,” Bedi said.
“We will suspend licences from July 2 and the National Disaster Relief Authority (NDRA) will issue licences to people in need of them from June 5,” he added.
On Tuesday, Delhi police said that people should not be surprised if they get stranded on highways or roadways due to the ban, saying that they will be given time to make arrangements for transportation.
NDRA has already issued a directive to the railways, highways, buses and air travel agencies, and the airports.
The ban will be in effect from Tuesday.