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05 May 2020 Current Events Social Distancing Went for a Toss as Liquor Shops Open in India

Liquor shops re-opened on Monday across India and people flooded to stand in long queues outside the wine shops ignoring social distancing norms completely. Last week the Union Home Minister said that many services would be open with a new guideline except in containment zones, liquor shops are one of the services. However, as per the guidelines, these shops should not be located in markets and malls in urban areas, and six-feet social distancing should also be ensured, while no more than five people are allowed inside a shop at a time. But right after the shutters were up, the crowd went uncontrollable, and police had to resort to lathi-charge. In Delhi, 100 liquor shops are allowed to open in the national capital. Still, they remain closed in neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab as district excise and taxation department has not received any fresh directives from the state government. In the worst-hit Mumbai, only five non-essential shops are allowed in each lane. In Uttar Pradesh, liquor shops have been permitted to open across the state between 10 am to 7 pm. Madhya Pradesh will re-open wine shops from Tuesday except in cities like Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain as COVID-19 has severely hit them. Due to the lack of clarity in Bengal, police had to use the baton to disperse the crowd. Shops in Karnataka are allowed to open between 9 am to 7 pm. Andhra Pradesh approved the sale of alcohol but with a prohibition tax.


Social Distancing Went for a Toss as Liquor Shops Open in India

Liquor shops re-opened on Monday across India and people flooded to stand in long queues outside the wine shops ignoring social distancing norms completely. Last week the Union Home Minister said that many services would be open with a new guideline except in containment zones, liquor shops are one of the services. However, as per the guidelines, these shops should not be located in markets and malls in urban areas, and six-feet social distancing should also be ensured, while no more than five people are allowed inside a shop at a time. But right after the shutters were up, the crowd went uncontrollable, and police had to resort to lathi-charge. In Delhi, 100 liquor shops are allowed to open in the national capital. Still, they remain closed in neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab as district excise and taxation department has not received any fresh directives from the state government. In the worst-hit Mumbai, only five non-essential shops are allowed in each lane. In Uttar Pradesh, liquor shops have been permitted to open across the state between 10 am to 7 pm. Madhya Pradesh will re-open wine shops from Tuesday except in cities like Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain as COVID-19 has severely hit them. Due to the lack of clarity in Bengal, police had to use the baton to disperse the crowd. Shops in Karnataka are allowed to open between 9 am to 7 pm. Andhra Pradesh approved the sale of alcohol but with a prohibition tax.




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