BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: From Wednesday onwards, liquor shops will remain closed in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided. In an order passed, the civic authorities said, as large gathering are thronging at the liquor shops without maintaining social distancing on the first two days since several relaxations were announced, they have decided to revoke the decision.
In Maharashtra, around 12,306 patients are infected by coronavirus as on Tuesday and the death count has reached 387. So, the BMC has also decided to shut all non-essential shops given the rising cases of COVID-19. Also, on Monday and Tuesday, police had to lathicharge a lot of people as they flouted the social distancing norms.
“Non-essentials shops and establishments as well as liquor shops to remain shut in Mumbai, as per revised guidelines of @mybmc , as a measure to contain COVID-19 #TakingOnCorona,” posted Mumbai Police on Twitter.
All standalone (single) shops, neighborhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes without any distinction of essential and non-essential are permitted to remain open in urban areas excluding containment zones.