Since March 22, some restrictions have been given to the restricted general public from the first day of lockdown phase-3 in all the restrictions. Economic activities have been started in the Red, Orange and Green zones excluding the Containment area. Single shops of liquor have opened here from ten to seven in the morning. This led to long queues in front of liquor shops in most districts of the state including Varanasi on Monday. On this Samajwadi Party President and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has taunted.
भाई साहब कृपया ये बताएं कि 5 ट्रिलियन की अर्थव्यवस्था तक पहुँचने के लिए क्या इसी लाइन में लगना है? pic.twitter.com/7bk7GavJ1V
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) May 4, 2020
There are 19 districts in UP in red zone, 36 in orange zone and 20 in green zone. All zones are prohibited from leaving the house from 7 to 7 in the evening. But, the elderly over 65 years, children younger than 10 years and pregnant women are not allowed to leave the lockdown home. Meanwhile, the liquor shops were the most crowded on Monday when the concession was granted in the lockdown. Even before the shop opened at 10 o’clock, people started getting in lines.
In Kashi, people of Lanka, Mahmurganj, Vinayaka, Rath Yatra, Maduadih, Pahadia, Laksa were seen flaunting social distancing at various places. ADG Zone Brij Bhushan said that while maintaining social distancing, only 5 people can stay at the wine shop. People have to be aware of themselves. The police also make every effort that people follow the rules. At the same time, Babu, who arrived to get liquor, said – When the shop is open, people will buy. We are buying from social distancing itself.