Last week Xiaomi announced that it will launch the Mi 10 in India on March 31, but the company has now announced that the launch has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
This decision comes after Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown in India to contain the spread of COVID-19, which claimed the lives of 11 people and infected more than 500 in the country at the time of writing this.
In addition to suspending the Mi 10 launch in India, Xiaomi has shut its Mi Home stores across the country and won’t be offering home delivery temporarily. Previously, the company also postponed the first sale of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India, which was supposed to go live yesterday.
In light of the current situation, we are taking all the necessary steps to support to government in stopping the spread of #COVID19
Abiding by the lockdown rules, all our Mi Homes will be shut & we won’t be offering home delivery temporarily.
Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 24, 2020
Xiaomi is the third smartphone brand after vivo and Realme to cancel product launches in India due to COVID-19. Both vivo and Realme were supposed to launch the V19 and Narzo 10 series, respectively, on March 26.