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‘Those who drink don’t lie,’ says Madhya Pradesh excise officer on requirement of being fully vaccinated to buy liquor


Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, November 19

After the Khandwa district administration in Madhya Pradesh issued a directive that liquor will only be sold to those people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a district excise officer said that verbal assurance will be enough proof.

As reported by news agency ANI, Khandwa district excise office RP Kirar said “those who drink don’t lie”.

“No vaccination proof is required…just verbal assurance of being fully vaccinated is enoughhellip;those who drink don’t lie…” ANI quoted the excise officer as saying.

The district administration had earlier instructed all liquor stores in Khandwa to sell alcohol only to those fully vaccinated against the virus.

“According to the instructions given in the meeting called by the district administration Khandwa, at present every citizen has to be vaccinated under the mega vaccination campaign being run for the prevention of coronavirus infection in the district. For this it is directed that the sale of liquor from all the 55 country and 19 foreign liquor shops operating in the district should be done only to those persons/consumers who have got both the doses of the vaccine,” the order read.

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