Lucknow: The prices of liquor have increased in Uttar Pradesh beginning Tuesday as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government has imposed a ‘corona cess’.
The prices of liquor will be increased by Rs 10 to Rs 40 per bottle, said an order issued by the state excise department. The cess of Rs 10 has been imposed on regular-premium category liquor, Rs 20 on super premiere, Rs 30 on scotch and Rs 40 on liquor imported from abroad, IANS reported.
The state government had earlier last month increased the prices of liquor following which there was an increase of 10 to 20 percent per bottle while the beer prices were reduced from Rs 10 to Rs 20 per bottle.
Amid the spike in the Covid-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh Government had on Monday announced the extension of the partial lockdown till May 7 a.m. on May 6.
The restrictions, which were slated to be lifted today, will continue as earlier and all markets, shopping malls, and restaurants will remain shut during the period.
Please Note: Alcohol has a deleterious effect on your immune system and will not stimulate immunity and virus resistance. Avoid alcohol altogether so that you do not undermine your own immune system and health and do not risk the health of others – World Health Organisation