What Google tells us about lockdown impact in India’s biggest cities
Google data shows a pullback even in establishments categorised as 'essential services', ranging from moderate in food stores to severe in banks and petrol pumps
In its first week, the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus has meant only one thing for different kinds of business establishments that have been allowed to remain open in the five major metros: pullback. Although every kind of establishment is seeing a pullback in walk-in customers, the magnitude of the decline varies. It’s the least in the case of food and grocery stores, followed by diagnostic laboratories. In the case of banks and petrol pumps, however, the pullback is severe, shows Google data.