Mumbai: In a major relief for tipplers amid the curbs imposed by the Maharashtra Government in Mumbai in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allowed the sale and home delivery of liquor in the city throughout the week.
The BMC order, however, states that shops with a valid licence are only allowed the home delivery of indigenous alcoholic drink and Indian-made foreign liquor.
As per the order, they can sell liquor only through home delivery service between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The BMC has asked the delivery executives to strictly follow the Covid-19 protocols in place, including wearing masks and maintaining social distance besides using santisiers.
This comes as Maharashtra continues to confront the spiralling Covid-19 cases reporting the highest daily new cases at 58,993.
The Maharashtra Government had earlier announced weekend lockdown beginning 8 p.m. on Friday till 7 a.m. on Monday besides other curbs including closure of shops, markets and malls except essential services.
The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for over 72 percent of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 51.23 percent of the total active caseload of the country, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.