December 2, 2020

Liquor retailers to reopen in Chennai after practically 5 month pandemic-induced shutdown

CHENNAI: After a niche of practically 5 months, State-run TASMAC retail liquor retailers would reopen right here and in suburbs from August 18,the Tamil Nadu authorities mentioned on Sunday.

The liquor outlets could be open from 10 am to 7 pm and solely 500 tokens shall be issued per day to customers, a authorities launch quoting Tamil Nadu State Advertising and marketing Company (TASMAC), the only real retailer of Indian made overseas liquor within the state, mentioned.

“All these visiting the liquor outlets should compulsorily put on face masks and keep social distancing,” it mentioned including retailers situated in containment zones and malls wouldn’t be opened. Barring outlets in Chennai and different suburban areas falling beneath the jurisdiction of Larger Chennai Police, liquor retailers in the remainder of Tamil Nadu have been reopened on Might 7.

Liquor retailers weren’t opened right here in Might in view of a comparatively excessive variety of COVID-19 instances throughout that time frame.

The announcement comes at a time when the state capital has been witnessing a drop in coronavirus instances.

TASMAC outlets have been closed on March 24 night throughout Tamil Nadu together with Chennai when the lockdown was imposed for the primary time.