Wine shops will remain open in Meghalaya from Monday to Friday from morning 9 am to afternoon 4 pm.

This was stated on Saturday in an order passed by the Office of the Commissioner of Excise, Meghalaya.

“State government has approved the opening of wine shops and bonded warehouses w.e.f 13/4/20202 to 17/4/2020 from 9 am to 4 pm on the permitted days,” the order stated.

The order stated that the wine shops would be made personally responsible by deploying their staff to ensure maintaining social distancing.

The order further stated that only one person per household will be allowed to visit wine shop for the purchase and the movement from one locality to another shall be prohibited.

“The wine shops may work with bare minimum staff and provide hand sanitizers to customers and staff while handling bottles and cash,” the order added.

The order further stated that in areas without liquor shops, home delivery will also be allowed.


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