Governor issues overnight alcohol ban in Chonburi (Pattaya)

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Once again, authorities are using alcohol consumption as an easy scapegoat for recent Covid-19 outbreaks, even though most new cases are found in alcohol-free construction sites and fresh food markets.

Governor Pakarathorn Thienchai Friday night signed an order banning alcohol sales in Chonburi (Pattaya) from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting midnight Friday. The order remains in effect until further notice.

The Chonburi Disease Control Department issued the order, claiming alcohol consumption increases the risk for spreading Covid-19.

The mandate further states that events, functions and meetings are allowed, but only under strict anti-coronavirus measures and without alcohol.

The order from Chonburi Disease Control Department signed by Governor Pakarathorn Thienchai and published on their official website and Facebook, and shared on social media.