New Zealand reports 1800% increase in alcohol sales ahead of COVID-19 lock-down

On 23 March, bottle stores selling alcohol saw large increases in alcohol purchases following an announcement from the Prime Minister about future lock-down measures. There was a particularly high demand for spirits, which are only available in bottle stores and not for sale in New Zealand supermarkets.

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