During the first phase of the lockdown, from March (to April) , only shops selling essential commodities were allowed to stay open. During the second phase, which lasted until May 3, industries restarted in some parts of the country, and agricultural activity was allowed without restrictions.
) Under the newest guidelines, the government has allowed even non-essential shops and some economic activities to resume in most of the country, especially in “orange” and “green” zones, which have lower numbers of Covid – 664 cases. The Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified that liquor shops will be open in red, orange and green zones, except in containment areas.
However , the West Bengal government
has decided that liquor shops in Kolkata will remain closed, News reported on Monday. The shops will be permitted to open only in “green zones”, unidentified officials in the West Bengal government said.
The the The Maharashtra government had on Sunday said that liquor shops will not open in four of the most-affected districts in the state, which includes Mumbai and Pune. However, later in the day, it reversed its decision , allowing the shops to open, (Mumbai Mirror) reported.
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