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Sale of liquor will be allowed with certain conditions in all zones, barring containment areas
The liquor shops will remain open from 10 am to 7 pm

Liquor shops in Uttar Pradesh will finally open from Monday as Lockdown 3.0 kicks in from tomorrow.

As per new Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines, standalone liquor shops will be allowed to open in some areas from May 4 in light of relaxations given in the new phase of the lockdown. Sale of liquor will be allowed with certain conditions in all zones, barring containment areas, in standalone shops, not in markets or malls. excise department authorities have announced that standalone liquor shops will be allowed to open in all areas in the state except containment zones in red zones.

The liquor shops will remain open from 10 am to 7 pm.


Authorities also clarified that alcohol sale will not be permitted at hotels and restaurants.

However, all necessary measures will be taken to ensure social distancing is followed. Only five people will be allowed to buy liquor from a shop at one time.

The third phase of the countrywide lockdown begins Monday with "considerable relaxations", but curbs will continue in containment areas so that the gains achieved so far in the fight against COVID-19 are not "squandered away", officials said Sunday.



The country has been divided into three zones -- Red, Orange and Green - based on coronavirus risk-profiling. The extended lockdown is slated to last till May 17.