After reopening its restaurants, the national capital is now serving liquor to its guests at restaurants, bars and clubs.

Delhi’s bars have reopened after five months, following the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown, which was instated at the end of March 2020.

The bars of Delhi have opened on a trial basis until September 30.

However, there are several protocols set by Delhi disaster management authority (DDMA) which must be followed at the establishments serving liquor to guests –

  1. No entry without masks
  2. Thermal checks to be conducted upon entry
  3. Aarogya Setu app mandatory for entry at a few establishments
  4. Bars and restaurants are operating at 50 per cent of their capacity
  5. Big groups are not allowed at establishments; only groups of upto five people can get entry
  6. Liquor to be served only to seated customers
  7. Live bands and performances are not permitted at establishments

After the opening of restaurants and bars, Delhi has also allowed gyms and yoga institutions to resume, September 14 onwards.

The Covid-19 death toll in India has reached 80,776 on Tuesday, with total number of cases going over 49,00,000.