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Ministry Of Home Affairs Allow Liquor Shops To Open In Orange And Green Zones

To maintain the norm of social distancing MHA also added five people should be present at one time in the shop



NEW DELHI| India decided to extend the lockdown till May 17 on Friday, but many states will see relaxation in some zones whether they are placed under green, orange, and red. Home Ministry has allowed the sales of Liquor, paan, and tobacco in the green and orange zone. Liquor shop will not be allowed in containment zones, malls and market complexes, said MHA. 

The statement released by the MHA read as, “Liquor stores and paan shops will be allowed to function in all zones while ensuring a minimum six feet distance (2 gaz ki doori) from each other and ensuring that not more than five persons are present at one time at the shop”.

To maintain the norm of social distancing MHA also added five people should be present at one time in the shop. More than five shall be seen as breaking rules during the shop transactions.

Centre extended the lockdown following the increasing numbers across the country to curb the spread of the virus the two weeks extension took place. Earlier the lockdown was set to end on May 3.

Along with the extension of lockdown, MHA comes up with certain guidelines to regulate activities during the extended lockdown, based on Red (hotspot), Green, and Orange Zones. The guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in the districts falling in the Green and Orange Zones.

According to the new guidelines by the home ministry, the movement of individuals for all nonessential activities shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm and 7 am during the lockdown.

To build on the gains garnered during the earlier duration of lockdown in restricting the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus disease, all such places where people can converge such as cinema halls, malls, gyms, and places of political, cultural gatherings will remain shut, according to the MHA statement.

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