Social Distancing Goes for a Toss as Hundreds Tipplers Throng Liquor Shops for Booze

India | News18 | May 4, 2020, 11:48 am
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 People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened after six weeks lockdown in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened after six weeks lockdown in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A tippler walks with a box of beer bottles purchased at one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A tippler walks with a box of beer bottles purchased at one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Tipplers line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Tipplers line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 People line up without maintaining physical distance to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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People line up without maintaining physical distance to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 People wait to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj, India , Monday, May 4, 2020. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. (Image: AP)
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People wait to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj, India , Monday, May 4, 2020. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. (Image: AP)

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 People line up to buy liquor outside one of the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, May 4, 2020. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. (Image: AP)
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People line up to buy liquor outside one of the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, May 4, 2020. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. (Image: AP)

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 A policeman gestures as Indians line up without maintaining physical distance outside one of the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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A policeman gestures as Indians line up without maintaining physical distance outside one of the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 People purchase alcohol from a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)
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People purchase alcohol from a wine shop after authorities allowed sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

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 Police ask customers to follow social distancing rules as they stand in queue to buy liquor from a shop, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Police ask customers to follow social distancing rules as they stand in queue to buy liquor from a shop, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 People stand in a long queue to purchase liquor from a shop at New Market area, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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People stand in a long queue to purchase liquor from a shop at New Market area, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 People queue up to buy liquor from a shop in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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People queue up to buy liquor from a shop in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed the sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the third phase COVID-19 lockdown, in Kanpur. (Image: PTI)
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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities allowed the sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the third phase COVID-19 lockdown, in Kanpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A policeman raises his baton to manage the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A policeman raises his baton to manage the crowd outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Vishwas Nagar in East Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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People stand in a queue outside a wine shop after authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restrictions, during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Vishwas Nagar in East Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Crowd of people outside a wine shop which was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Crowd of people outside a wine shop which was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A policeman asks customers to follow social distancing guidelines as they queue up outside a wine shop which was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A policeman asks customers to follow social distancing guidelines as they queue up outside a wine shop which was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A man walks away after buying liquor from a wine shop that was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A man walks away after buying liquor from a wine shop that was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Police use baton to control the crowd of people outside a wine shop which was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Police use baton to control the crowd of people outside a wine shop which was opened amid COVID-19 lockdown after the authorities permitted sale of liquor with certain restriction, at Kalyanpuri, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A man carries liquor bottles after buying them at a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A man carries liquor bottles after buying them at a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 People stand in a queue to buy liquor outside a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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People stand in a queue to buy liquor outside a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 People stand in a queue to buy liquor outside a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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People stand in a queue to buy liquor outside a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man carries boxes of liquor during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A man carries boxes of liquor during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A customer smiles gleefully while buying liquor at one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A customer smiles gleefully while buying liquor at one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 People wait to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened on May 04 after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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People wait to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened on May 04 after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A customer leaves with a box of beer bottles purchased at one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A customer leaves with a box of beer bottles purchased at one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 An elderly man walks with two bottles of liquor purchased from one of the liquor shops on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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An elderly man walks with two bottles of liquor purchased from one of the liquor shops on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image AP)
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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image AP)

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 People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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People line up to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A policeman keeps tabs on people queuing up to buy liquor in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A policeman keeps tabs on people queuing up to buy liquor in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man buys liquor after liquor shops reopened after weeks during the nationwide lockdown in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A man buys liquor after liquor shops reopened after weeks during the nationwide lockdown in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 People queue up to buy liquor in Kondli. (Image: News18/Ranjan Chandra)
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People queue up to buy liquor in Kondli. (Image: News18/Ranjan Chandra)

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 People stand in a queue to buy liquor after liquor shops reopened after weeks during the nationwide lockdown in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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People stand in a queue to buy liquor after liquor shops reopened after weeks during the nationwide lockdown in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 People queue up to buy liquor in Kondli. (Image: News18/Ranjan Chandra)
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People queue up to buy liquor in Kondli. (Image: News18/Ranjan Chandra)

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