I was originally in disbelief of this announcement but after re-reading and thinking about it it looks like a trap which is more what I would have expected.
The reason I say this is defects are counted for 60 days and they did not say they will cancel defects until May 15th, they just won’t suspend you because of them. But on May 16ths the protections go away but not the defects and you’ll then be at risk of suspension. Basically they’re just delaying suspensions.
My Amazon stores have been closed for almost a month now and this announcement doesn’t really make me want to re-open.
Can we have an announcement that we will not be suspended for delays or issues related to the pandemic at all, not just delay the suspensions until May 16th? Other marketplaces have been clear that sellers will be protected from pandemic related issues with no traps.