Liquor stores have finally reopened in India across states

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Social distancing went for a toss when people gathered in large queues up to buy alcohol

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Liquor shops reopened across the country in the non-containment zones after 40 days

Now that liquor shops have reopened, people have been spotted queuing up outside the stores from the wee hours

There were long queues in several cities including Delhi, Noida, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Jaipur.

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In the national capital, many liquor shops had to be shut as people due to massive crowd...

...forcing the police to use mild force to disperse the unruly crowd.

In some places in Karnataka, people made a beeline to liquor shops even before day-break and performed "special prayers" in front of the stores.

Now, the Delhi government announced a 'special corona fee' on the sale of liquor

Under this, 70 per cent more will be charged on the purchase of liquor