Bangkok extends ‘Liquor Ban’ to 30th April

Bangkok will go dry until April 30.
Bangkok will go dry until April 30.

BANGKOK-The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has extended the liquor sales ban to 30th April in accordance with other provinces.

Police Captain Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Spokesperson disclosed today the result of the Communicable Disease Committee meeting, saying that the committee agreed to issue an announcement on extending the alcoholic drinks ban to 30th April, as the period of the last announcement ended on 20th April. It is considered that meeting for alcoholic drinks is likely to bring people together and may cause the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, those suffering from alcoholism can apply for free treatment at hospitals under the supervision of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and at all Bangkok Health Centers.

Furthermore, the committee also established a framework for the provision of food and basic needs. Contributions to the community will be provided door to door, while contributions on a larger scale can only be done in three periods from 7 to 9 AM, 11 AM to 1 PM and 4 to 6 PM at 71 selected locations around Bangkok.

Donors are asked to cooperate with the district office before providing their contribution. BMA will provide officials and equipment to facilitate delivery of these contributions.(NNT)