Act against liquor vends flouting norms, DGP told - ECAS Punjab

Act against liquor vends flouting norms, DGP told

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Chandigarh, August 27

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today directed the DGP to strictly enforce the closure of liquor vends in cities and towns by 6.30 pm as per the existing guidelines to check the escalating cases of Covid in the state.

The liquor shops remain open till 10 pm in rural areas for now, as per the guidelines issued till August 31, after which the decision will be reviewed and new guidelines will be issued accordingly. The Chief Minister's orders came amid reports of liquor shops in cities staying open way past the set closure time. He was reviewing the Covid situation with top officials through a video-conference. Given the spread of the pandemic in the rural areas too, the Chief Minister said he would be writing to sarpanches to ensure that safety protocols were enforced strictly.

Capt Amarinder also inquired into the allegation of mismanagement at a Faridkot medical college, which had been raised by Faridkot MLA Kikki Dhillon. The CM asked the Health Department if the college had sufficient equipment and manpower to deal with the Covid crisis. — TNS

from The Tribune

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