India: Delhi Imposes 70 Percent ‘Corona Tax’ on Alcohol

Authorities in the Indian capital of Delhi this week introduced a 70 percent tax on retail alcohol to help prevent large gatherings, as the government attempts to slowly ease lockdown restrictions imposed in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

An elderly Indian man walks with two bottles of liquor purchased from one of the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, May 4, 2020. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended …