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Alcoholic Beverages Ban Extended: COVID-19 Containment Measures

The Alcoholic beverages ban

The ban was first imposed before the cancellation of the Songkran holiday and extended to April 20. According to the latest news, in order to obtain the best outcome for the containment measures of the COVID-19, alcohol sales have been banned nationwide hopefully until May 31, 2020. However, it will remain in place until further notice.

The Alcoholic beverages ban strengthens the nightly curfew that runs from 10 pm to 4 am to discourage citizens from gathering in groups.  Chatchai Promlert, Interior Ministry permanent secretary, confirmed the extended policy is under an order by The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The formal announcement is expected to be made to avoid confusion among the citizen and to ensure all provinces nationwide to strictly follow the alcohol sales ban, said Gen Somsak Rungsita, the secretary-general of the National Security Council in his capacity as the head of the central coordination office of the CCSA.

Yet, some businesses are allowed to be opened on 3rd May. The situation would be closely observed. If the infection number rises, the authorities would implement further measures accordingly. But as of now, the Alcoholic beverages ban continues.

Julie Parkinson

Asher Property Editor

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