Ahead of the weekend curfew, which will come into effect from Friday at 8 pm to Monday 5 am, Karnataka Excise Minister K Gopalaiah said there will be no sale of liquor for two days starting from tonight across the state.
”It has been decided that there will not be any sale of liquor during the weekend curfew. I have directed the officials to issue an order to this effect,” Gopalaiah told reporters.
He said there is spike in cases in the state, especially in Bengaluru. Hence, it has been decided not to open the liquor shops.
Gopalaiah said the liquor shop owners had given a representation to allow them to run their shops but due to rising COVID cases, their plea was not considered.