Thailand bans alcohol sales to prevent spread of COVID-19

Thailand has banned all alcohol sales as part of the country‚Äôs response to COVID-19. It is hoped that the ban will prevent people from gathering, breaking curfews and engaging in risky behaviour. Although the ban is now countrywide, it was enacted by individual provincial governors and has been timed to deter social gatherings during Songkran festival, the Thai New Year national holiday. 

Source: https://thepattayanews.com/2020/04/12/alcohol-sales-are-now-banned-country-wide-in-thailand-to-help-discourage-gatherings/