Coronavirus Lockdown: Kerala, Punjab Classify Alcoholic Beverages As Essential Items
GUWAHATI: Amid the Coronavirus pandemic in India, the sale of Liquor in Punjab and Kerala will continue to go on as the states have classified all types of beverages including alcoholic ones as “essential” items, exempting them from the lockdown net.
"I have with me a message from the Punjab chief minister. I will read it for you…All essential services will continue (there). He explains what these essential services and commodities are — groceries, liquor...the list goes on," CM Vijayan was quoted as saying.
According to the report, a Punjab government spokesperson confirmed that despite the lockdown till 31 March, the liquor shops in the state would be allowed to operate.