[Watch]‘Injection Nahi, Alcohol Fayda Karegi,’ Says Woman As Crowds Throng Delhi Liquor Shops
New Delhi: No sooner had Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a 6-day complete lockdown, (beginning 10 pm on Monday till 5 am on April 26) in view of the surge in coronavirus cases, than long queues started forming outside liquor shops in the national capital.
People threw caution to the winds for the very reason for which the lockdown was announced and started scrambling for alcohol. While the shops selling essential items will be allowed to remain open, the liquor shops will remain closed for the duration.
News agency ANI tweeted pictures of liquor shops in Gole Market and Khan Market areas of Delhi showing people buying alcohol.
In another video shared that is going viral, a woman, who had come to purchase liquor at a shop in Shivpuri Geeta Colony, urged the government to keep liquor stores open during the lockdown. She was seen saying, “I have come here to buy two bottles of liquor as no vaccination or medicine can defend against the virus as well as the liquor. I have been drinking for 35 years, and have never had to take any medicine. People who drink are all safe from Covid.”