chon buri bans liquor sales and gatherings with alcohol at night starting saturday - Chon Buri bans liquor sales and gatherings with alcohol at night starting Saturday

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In a fresh bid to contain the continuing spread of COVID-19 in Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Chon Buri, the provincial communicable disease committee issued an announcement today (Friday) forbidding the sale and distribution of liquor from 8pm until 4am, effective from Saturday and until further notice.

Gathering to drink alcohol, in a way which may contribute to the spread of COVID-19 or which may cause a nuisance to other people, is also banned during the same period.

District chief officers of every district in Chon Buri, in their capacity as chiefs of the operations centres to control the disease, have been ordered to enforce the ban.

According to the announcement, new infections have been reported in the province on continuous basis and some business activities have been blamed for the spread of the contagion.

Chon Buri logged 222 new COVID-19 cases today and is ranked No.5 province with most infections across the country in the current wave, with 8,907 cases recorded since April 1st.

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