With the Delhi government announcing a week-long lockdown in the Nation capital starting from 10 pm tonight till the morning of April 26, long queues of people can be witnessed outside the liquor shops. People worried about their alcohol stock were seen rushing to the liquor stores as soon as the lockdown announcement was made.
In a viral video shared by news agency ANI, a woman at a liquor shop can be seen saying, “.……… injection won’t benefit, alcohol will…medicines won’t help me, a peg will…”
#WATCH Delhi: A woman, who has come to purchase liquor, at a shop in Shivpuri Geeta Colony, says, "…Injection fayda nahi karega, ye alcohol fayda karegi…Mujhe dawaion se asar nahi hoga, peg se asar hoga…" pic.twitter.com/iat5N9vdFZ
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
Even last year when the nationwide lockdown was lifted and liquor shops resumed operations after a 40-day hiatus, people stood in queues for multiple hours in a day to stock liquor.