Chanthaburi bans all alcohol as Covid-19 infections surge

The governor of the Eastern province of Chanthaburi has issued an order to ban all gross sales of alcohol after a surge in Covid-19 infections. The governor says the order is supposed to limit gatherings and parties by making it unlawful to drink at these events and making it tough to procure alcohol even. The order has been implement from October 7 and will continue until October 31, with fines and possible jail time for many who violate it.
The province borders Rayong on the west and Cambodia on the east and sits on the Gulf of Thailand, and every day Covid-19 infections have been steadily creeping up since late September as they rose above 200 a day and jumped yesterday to 450 infections in a single day, causing alarm and strict action.
As a outcome, the governor released the tough order prohibiting the sale of alcohol anywhere in the province including eating places, grocery stores, comfort shops, shops, and malls. Of course, bars can’t promote alcohol as they nonetheless fall underneath the nationwide order that closed all bars, golf equipment, and nightlife leisure venues in Thailand since April.
The governor states that this bounce in infections is alarming and plenty of it could probably be traced to Covid-19 clusters that were linked to events, buffets, ceremonies, and native traditions, all of which had alcohol present on the occasions.
He believed that the consumption of alcohol that brings people collectively and is also known as a “social lubricant” encourages folks to mix and mingle in closer proximity and let their guards down against Covid-19 security. With alcohol involved, regulation is tough to regulate.
After half a yr of entertainment venues at nightlife being closed, the governor acknowledges that people are restless and are holding personal events and occasions to make up for the social losses. But Off-limits stresses that letting one’s guard down nows affecting the provincial public well being and hurting the economy because it prolongs the results of the Covid-19 pandemic..

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