Bars and pubs across the state to be shut down Credit: Representational image

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.”

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Copy of the order

IMFL ‘on’ shops means “places where one can purchase and consume liquor” and ‘off’ means “wine shops” only, said sources.

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