The government of Thailand has extended the alcohol ban to discourage citizens from social gatherings which can speed up the spread of COVID-19, reports Reuters.
It was previously expected to end on April 20th in Bangkok and several different provinces. But on Monday the country faced 27 new COVID-19 causes, making it 2,792 cases nationwide in total, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
Right now, the residents of Thailand are left with no alcoholic drinks until April 30th. The government, however, promises to allow alcohol sales sooner if the pandemic statistics show a decline before that date.