Governor Bans Booze Sale to Curb Coronavirus Spread

01.04.2020 - 01:32

SAKON NAKHON — Sakon Nakhon became the first province to ban the sale of alcohol in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, though a trade guild said the move may have the opposite effect. The order was issued by Governor Witthaya Chanchalong and effective from Tuesday until April 16, just as the province reported 12 confirmed cases of virus infection. Those caught selling alcohol during that time period faces a maximum jail term of one year and a fine of up to 100,000 baht.

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