No booze in Pattaya until April 30

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Re: No booze in Pattaya until April 30

Post by Gaybutton » Tue May 05, 2020 1:52 pm

Better stock up on your booze, folks. There is already talk about reimposing the alcohol ban:
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690 curfew breakers spur booze ban threat

5 May 2020

A sudden rise in the number of people breaking the curfew to drink alcohol between Sunday night and early Monday morning has prompted a warning that the government may have to reinstate the sales ban.

A total of 690 people defied the curfew, representing a 60% rise on the previous night when the alcohol sales ban was still in effect.

The ban was lifted in most provinces including Bangkok on Sunday, which marked the first of a 14-day trial period for resuming alcohol sales.

Of the 690 curfew violators, 129 were also involved in social drinking gatherings prohibited under the emergency decree, said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin,

The other types of misconduct associated with curfew violation were gambling and illicit drug use, he said.

"The country won't be able to succeed in [containing Covid-19] without cooperation from everyone.

"Only when it is certain the country is totally free of the virus will we be able to live a normal life again," he said.

"The 14-day trial will be crucial. It will give the government a clear idea whether other Covid-19 restrictions should be eased, or whether we go back to square one.

"All statistics are being compiled for evaluation. If new infections remain low during the easing of the restrictions, we will move on to the next phase," said Dr Taweesilp said.

"But if infections flare up, the easing will be reviewed and possibly stopped.

"What we have achieved in the past month is meaningful and what we do in the next 14 days will be even more important," the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, Siriphon Detsing, deputy chief executive officer of Siam Makro Plc, said sales of alcoholic beverages at Makro branches continued to rise on Monday.

Those living in the provinces where an alcohol sales ban persists had travelled to nearby provinces to buy the alcohol, she noted.

In Ubon Ratchathani, governor Sarit Withun warned residents to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 containment practices as the lockdown in the province has been relaxed.

However, if lifting the alcohol sales ban pushes up infections, he warned he would ask the government to suspend sales again.

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Re: No booze in Pattaya until April 30

Post by 2lz2p » Tue May 05, 2020 4:12 pm

Bangkokian wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:02 pm
2lz2p wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:56 am
I stopped at Villa Market in Little Walk (off of Sukhumvit) yesterday, 4th May - it was between 11am & 2pm - they were selling alcohol (no restriction for Chakri Day holiday).

Tomorrow (Wednesday is Visakha Bucha day with no alcohol sales. Surprised that they were selling at lunchtime --
Correct, no alcohol sales on Buddhist holidays.

However, it should not be any surprise about alcohol sales at lunchtime -- as in the past, alcohol sales are permitted from 11am to 2pm. In the past, they resumed at 5pm to midnight, but for now, it is from 5pm to 10pm because of the curfew.

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