Kerala government allows reopening of bars, toddy shops

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Kerala, on Monday, reported 3,423 fresh novel coronavirus cases. There are 60,504 active Covid-19 cases in the state

 

The Kerala government on Monday issued an order allowing bars, wine, beer parlours and toddy shops to reopen following strict COVID-19 protocols. 

According to the media report, the  government took this decision based on the instructions of by the Excise Commissioner.

The outlets of the state Beverages Corporations and Consumerfedwould also function from 10 am to 9 pm.

The government had decided to shut all the liquor shops since March 24 after the Union Home Ministry issued guidelines for the lockdown in view of the pandemic.

The liquor establishments will open for the for the first time since March owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Till now, only parcel service was allowed in the state

As per the order dated December 21, the state government decided to allow opening of bars, clubs, beer/wine parlours, airport lounge bars and toddy shops in the state strictly in compliance with conditions prescribed in Foreign Liquor Rules and maintaining all safety precautions as per Covid-19 guidelines from the date of issuance of this order.

Kerala, on Monday, reported 3,423 fresh novel coronavirus cases. There are 60,504 active Covid-19 cases in the state. The total number of recovered cases touched the 6,45,779 mark. 

Meanwhile, 27 recent deaths were confirmed today due to the deadly virus taking the total death toll in the state to 2,843
 

With inputs from Agency

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