Sale of alcoholic drinks targeted nationwide in battle against Covid-19


Forty-seven provinces nationwide have ordered the closure of shops selling alcohol to contain the escalating Covid-19 outbreak, according to an Interior Ministry report.

They have different end dates of the closure. For example, Si Sa Ket has banned sale of alcohol from April 12 to April 30, while in Songkhla it is from April 12 to 19.

Surat Thani province including Koh Phangan, Koh Samui & Koh Tao ban alcohol sales from 11 – 17 April 2020.

Bangkok has banned the sale of all alcohol from April 10 to 20, Pathum Thani from April 11-20 and Samut Prakarn from April 11-20.

Others with similar bans are Sakon Nakhon (March 31-April 16), Chiang Mai (April 10-20), Rayong (April 3-15), Buri Ram (April 2-30), Mudaharn (April 6-30), Suphan Buri (April 4-30), Nakhon Pathom (April 2-30), Lamphun (April 1-30) and Surin (April 2-30).

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