Express Entry - 16months and waiting


My AOR is June15th 2019, and received the RPRF request on Feb20th 2020, paid it the same day. Medicals were requested again in September 2020, completed that too. We are still waiting to hear back, very clean straightforward case, we stayed in the US for a period of 8+years, not sure if the background verification is taking a year and half to complete the file?

Anyone in the same situation? Please share your thoughts. We were hopeful of a PPR request post our RPRF fee in February, understandably the world is at a standstill with COVID, at least the Canadian Embassy in Delhi should communicate the details clearly. Making us wait for over 16 months is a little of a stretch.