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Liquor shops open in Assam with immediate effect amid lockdown

Liquor shops open in Assam with immediate effect amid lockdown

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 May 2020 12:05 PM GMT

Guwahati: State government has allowed liquor shops to open in Assam. The decision taken on May 2 allow sale of wholesale vends of foreign liquor and country spirit in the state.

Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) "Off" and country spirit "off" shops located in districts, which has come under the Green Zone, will be allowed to operate.

"Off" are wine shops that sell only liquor, "on" shops that sell liquor and the consumption is allowed on the premises. This includes bars and restaurants.

Shops will be open from 11 AM to 5 PM on permitted days.

Old rates will apply for now.

However, social distancing rules need to be followed while availing the service.

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