Bars and pubs across the state to be shut down
Bars and pubs across the state to be shut down|Representational image
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Coronavirus scare: Assam govt shuts down pubs & bars till March 31

All IMFL ‘on’ shops are to remain closed up to March 31 with immediate effect and until further orders, says govt notification amid coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic 

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: As a preventive measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic, the Assam government on Wednesday ordered to shut down all bars and pubs across the state till March 31.

A notification said, "All IMFL 'on' shops are to remain closed upto 31st March, 2020 with immediate effect and until further orders. Therefore you are requested to take immediate action accordingly."

Copy of the order
Copy of the order EastMojo image

IMFL 'on' shops means "places where one can purchase and consume liquor" and 'off' means "wine shops" only, said sources.

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