Liquor shops to remain closed during lockdown period

Bhubaneswar: Even after the Centre permitting reopening of liquor shops during the extended lockdown period, the Odisha Government on Tuesday said that no decision has been taken regarding opening of outlets selling alcohol in the state so far.

The Excise department said decided that liquor shops will continue to remain closed in the state for the time being. A decision on reopening of the outlets will be taken after reviewing situation in other states.

“For next two to three days, we will review situation in other states that have given permission to open liquor outlets and how they are ensuring social distancing. After that, we will issue an official order in this regard,” said an official.

Worth mentioning, Uttar Pradesh recorded liquor sale of Rs 300 crore on the first day of reopening of liquor shops on Monday while the Delhi Government has imposed 70 per cent ‘Special Corona Cess’ on alcohol with effect from on Tuesday.

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