Keralites swim across river to buy Karnataka liquor

Coronavirus lockdown: Kerala tipplers swim across Kapila River to purchase liquor in Karnakata

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As wine stores remain closed in Kerala amidst lockdown to contain COVID-19, people residing at Karnataka-Kerala border are swimming down Kapila river to purchase liquor.

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A few people swam down the river which originates in Wayanad in Kerala and enters Karnataka in HD Kote taluk in Mysuru district.

According to the villages, a few people are crossing the border swimming down the river. They purchase liquor and return to their village crossing border through the rural route. 

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