In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the shut down announced in multiple cities, several Mumbai newspapers have announced a suspension of print editions.
This Monday is historic for Mumbai is a big way as for the first time, the suburban railways have been announced to be shut for a week. It is a part of the lockdown that has been announced for multiple cities in Maharashtra. As a consequence, several Mumbai newspapers were not printed today. The newspaper vendor association in the city played a major role in the decision as physical delivery of newspapers is not possible at the moment.
While most Mumbai newspapers are pushing their e-paper and digital offerings, reassuring readers, TOI has only put up the announcement on its e-paper portal. In the case of Hindustan Times, a prominent announcement with CTA instructions to navigate the e-paper properly were made by Executive Editor Sachin Kalbag.
The Times of India
By default, the https://t.co/6LlDs1R4iU link takes you to the Delhi edition. Use the drop-down menu (Pic 1) to choose the Mumbai edition (Pic 2). Thank you for your support, dear readers. We will keep bringing authentic, verified and accurate news to you. pic.twitter.com/4ztdjmyj51
— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) March 23, 2020
Dear readers in Mumbai, the physical newspaper will not be available today due to the lockdown. However, you can read the Mumbai edition on our e-paper.https://t.co/2YxII2867Q
— The Hindu-Mumbai (@THMumbai) March 23, 2020
— mid-day (@mid_day) March 23, 2020
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) March 23, 2020