Andhra Pradesh reported liquor sale price 68.70 crore accross the state on Monday after authorities allowed sale of liquor amid lockdown. The state has 3,500 complete retailers, of which 2,300 had been operational on Monday. Appearing towards these violating social distancing norms, excise authorities closed 15 retailers for additional sale.
Liquor shops within the state noticed serpentine queues and big crowds on Monday, violating bodily distance norms in lots of instances. Outlets had been allowed to open up all over the place besides in containment clusters.
The gross sales passed off regardless of the state hiked liquor costs by 75% in a bid to discourage consumption after objections had been raised.
Authorities additionally determined to additional improve liquor worth within the state. An extra hike of 50% on MRP was introduced on Tuesday. Earlier the federal government on Sunday had introduced 25% worth hike.
The coastal metropolis of Visakhapatnam has 35 instances whereas Andhra Pradesh on Monday reported a complete of 67 new coronavirus instances. The full instances within the state touched the 1,650-mark. The demise toll touched 33 on Monday. Kurnool has the very best 491 instances adopted by Guntur 338 and Krishna 278 instances.