New order from Chonburi governor puts booze sales on the back burner
The governor of Chonburi issued a new order last night that focuses entirely on drinking which health officials say is the root cause of the recent spread of Covid-19 in the province.
As of July 3rd, the sale of drinks in convenience stores and supermarkets between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. is prohibited.
Groups are not allowed to consume alcohol after 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. There is no definition of the number of a group, so it can only be two people. It also does not specify in public, so this can also be construed as private events or parties.
Chonburi’s PR agency said the order is intended to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
This order is effective from July 3, until further notice.
The penalties are severe with the potential for huge fines and possible jail terms under the Communicable Diseases Act and the Emergency Decree to contain Covid-19.
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