As Unlock 4.0 commenced on Tuesday, most of the states further eased the coronavirus-induced restrictions on the movement of people and functioning of commercial establishments like bars and hotels with mandatory COVID-19 precautions.
After remaining closed for more than five months, bars and restaurants opened in states like Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The Centre had allowed reopening of bars under the Unlock 4 guidelines.
A bartender arranges wine glasses at a lounge pub ahead of its reopening, after authorities allowed the sale and consumption of alcohol at the pubs and bars with social distancing during unlock 4.0, in Bengaluru. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo
Bartenders wearing protective face masks arrange liquor bottles on the shelves at Lord of the Drinks, a bar and a restaurant, after its bar was re-opened, following easing of the lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease by the authorities, in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
A worker wearing PPE kit sprays disinfectant inside a shopping mall after authorities eased restrictions during Unlock 4.0, in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo
A worker wearing PPE kit sanitizes Ego bar of Peerless Inn hotel ahead of its reopening for the guests, during Unlock 4.0, in Kolkata. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo
A bartender ready to serve the drinks as bars have opened as per unlock 4.0, in Kolkata. Photograph: ANI Photo
Women sit near a mascot at a mall after it re-opened during Unlock 4.0, in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo