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 Khon Kaen follows Buriram in announcing more Covid19 restrictions, including ban on alcohol sales in restaurants


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The authorities of Khon Kaen have released an announcement banning the sale of alcoholic beverages in all restaurants and the organization of events with a large gathering of more than 50 people due to the significant increase in Covid19 infections in the province.

The Provincial Governor, Somsak Changtrakul, said the Communicable Disease Control Committee of Khon Kaen Province had agreed to temporarily suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages in 26 districts, including three pilot areas with a blue zone for tourists, to prevent the spread. of the Covid19 coronavirus after the number of infections continued to increase.

He further states that the organization of activities that previously allowed no more than 100 people should be reduced to no more than 50 people. All activities that exceed the allowable number must be authorized by the district officials.

In terms of arranging funerals, the authorities would like to ask for cooperation in organizing funerals of no more than 3 days and guests are also not allowed to be more than 50 people at the ceremony. And there should be no banquets or “social gatherings” at funerals and only religious and ceremonial events until further notice.

Meanwhile, authorities have also asked public and private businesses to implement as many ‘Work From Home’ measures as possible to avoid unnecessary contacts and potentially reduce the spread of the virus.

This new regulation has been technically in effect since February 13 but was recently announced. Buriram province withdrew most personal training earlier this week and also temporarily banned service locations and “restaurants” (bars) and live music in restaurants.

Technically, bars in Thailand have still been closed across the country since April last year, but some provinces allow them to become temporarily converted restaurants with various licenses and certifications.

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