Home delivery of liquor has been permitted in the city except in containment zones.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on May 22 allowed the home delivery of liquor in Mumbai except in the containment zones.
Over-the-counter sale of liquor, is, however, not allowed in any condition, the municipal body's order noted. Shops have been given permission to use e-commerce platforms to deliver liquor.
The order will come into effect on May 23, 2020.
BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said, "excluding the containment zone, the liquor shops selling liquor in sealed bottles can be permitted to operate by selling liquor to the customers by effecting delivery of the permitted liquor to the home address of the customer."
The order comes as Maharashtra continues to record the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, with nearly 42,000 reported cases of infection. Mumbai alone has over 25,000 cases of coronavirus infections, and the number of cases in the city continues to rise still.Track this blog for LIVE updates on the COVID-19 pandemic