He said all liquor stores have been advised to remain closed until further notice. During the period the curfew was imposed all liquor stores were ordered to remain closed.
He noted that the decision to close liquor shops was not taken in line with the enforcement of curfew. Hence, liquor stores cannot reopen as soon as the curfew is relaxed.
These liquor stores will have to remain closed until the government issues a special order permitting them to reopen. He said that the Excise Department officers would be on alert to ensure that this order is adhered to country-wide.