04 May Reopening Of Liquor Shops, Wine Stores During Lockdown
Reopening Of Liquor Shops & Wine Stores During Lockdown 3.0
The Central government has allowed the reopening of liquor shops and wine stores, and to sell liquor across all the country from today. As per the central government, only the standalone liquor shops will be allowed to sale alcohol ; liquor shops inside the malls or inside the shopping complexes will not be able to sell it and will remain closed. Today, liqour shops were seen overcrowded with people where crowd was fighting to get their hands on liquor. People were not taking care of the social distance norms also.
The central government further stated that the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, paan, gutka etc. is not allowed in public places. Since liqour stores comes under the category of ” Non essential shops”. So in most of the states they will remain open from 8 am to 7 pm only.
Do’s and Dont’s during reopening of Liquor Shops :-
- Only 5 persons are allowed at one time in a store and will have to follow the social distancing norms.
- You have to take your own carry bags as this will ensure that you do not come in contact with other contaminated spaces.
- Online and digital payments are another way to reduce contamination.
- Do not forget to cover your face with mask before going outside.
State vise timings :-
The liquor shops in Delhi will remain open from 9 am to 6:30 pm in the city with social distance norms.
The liquor stores in U.P will remain open from 10 am till 7 pm with social distance norms.
In Chhattisgarh, the liquor shops will remain open from 8 am till 7 pm in all non-restricted areas.
The liquor stores in Karnataka will remain open from 9 am to 7 pm .
In Punjab, the liquor shops will remain open only for 4 hours each day with social distancing norms.
The liquor shops in Kerala will be remain closed in the wake of the lockdown.