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On Friday evening, the Telangana government has announced that bars, clubs and pubs in Hyderabad are permitted to open with immediate effect. It is estimated that around 1400 establishments which can be categorised under clubs, pubs and bars are located in the city. These places were closed when the Centre imposed lockdown in late March. On May 6, Telangana government had allowed the sales of liquor.

The government has issued strict prevention measures for all the owners of these establishments but has not detailed what actions would be taken in case of pubs and bars failed to implement the conditions listed by the government. Telangana government has issued conditions as face masks for staff in pubs and bars, compulsory thermal screening at the entrance, providing sanitisers and all the seats should be sanitized before a new customer is seated. It also said that the premises should be sanitized twice a day. Musical events and dancing floors will not be opened and the government has said that proper ventilation must be provided on the premises and it is the responsibility of the owners to ensure that all these measures are undertaken seriously.