Mumbai : Forty five days into the national lockdown implemented to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic, India allowed liquor shops to open on Monday resulting in chaotic scenes across cities.
The ministry of home affairs had relaxed lockdown restrictions last week which allowed liquor shops to open across the country. It had also asked people to strictly follow social distancing guidelines while purchasing liquor.
However, commotion erupted outside many liquor vends, as scores of people thronged there to buy liquor after over a month. Officials had painstakingly drawn chalk circles for buyers of booze to stand in but the social distancing efforts were thwarted as people gathered from early morning.