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No booze in Chanthaburi until end of October


Chanthaburi authorities slapped a ban on the sale of alcohol until the end of the month after several partying locals tested positive for Covid-19.

In a bid to avoid such clusters from recurring, the provincial authorities announced on Wednesday that violators face a fine of 20,000 baht and two years in prison, or a penalty of up to 40,000 if they want to avoid jail.

Chanthaburi governor Suthee Thongyaem signed an order to prohibit the sale, distribution, or exchange of alcoholic beverages on Wednesday, effective until the end of October. The order was due to the Covid-19 clusters found among drinkers that had been gathered in various places in the province. The governor said that the officials are currently unable to control the spreading of the virus.

Therefore, the sale, distribution, exchange of all types of liquor and alcohol in department stores, shopping centers, community malls General stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants or any gathering place is prohibited, said the governor.

The authority has ordered the officers to closely monitor the operation from October 7-31. Violators will be punished with a fine of not more than 20,000 baht and imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or a fine of not more than 40,000 baht, or both.

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Published : October 07, 2021

By : THE NATION