Xiaomi announced last Thursday (5) that it will adopt a new form of delivery for products purchased from the Mi Store. Due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the goods will be delivered without contact between people. With the measure, the company hopes to help slow the progress of the epidemic in the country.
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In a statement, Xiaomi said the new service is in line with efforts by the local government to prevent contagion and contain the infection. Until the publication of this article, China had 31,211 confirmed cases and 637 deaths from coronavirus.
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The new shipping model announced by Xiaomi serves consumers who still need the company's services, but are concerned about the spread of the infection. Interested in contracting contactless delivery should pay 99 yuan (about R $ 61, in direct conversion). Freight is available every day of the week, for 12 hours, and may be offered free of charge in some cases.
This is not the first time that Xiaomi has taken measures due to the coronavirus outbreak. To avoid contamination of employees and customers, the company has closed all of its physical stores in China and plans to cancel the Mi 10 mobile launch event, scheduled for February 11.
Coronavrus: Xiaomi changes form of product delivery because of outbreak in China Photo: Divulgao / Xinhua / Bei He
In addition, the Asian giant donated 300,000 yuan (about R $ 182,000 in direct conversion) in lots with N95 masks, medical masks and thermometers for the quarantined region. Xiaomi also made a promotion of surgical masks on its online store Youpin, but the demand was so great that the site went down.