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Kerala orders for liquor on medical prescription

Brushing aside strong opposition from medical bodies, the Kerala government on Monday night ordered for supply of liquor to those showing withdrawal symptoms if they got certificates from government doctors.

In its order, the government said that following restrictions on account of the national lockdown, all bars, liquor retail outlets and toddy shops have been closed.

“Following this, suicides have been reported. Hence, there is a need to provide regulated supply of alcohol to such cases and it will be done,” said the order.

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