Thailand bans online sales of alcohol following COVID-19 lock-down

The Thai government has announced a ban on online alcohol sales following a rise in underage drinking during COVID-19 lock-down. Shops selling alcohol were closed for 3 weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with many people buying alcohol online during this time. Current sales regulations mean that online retailers rarely check the age of customers. Those found breaking the new ban could face a fine of up to THB10,000 ($321) and a prison sentence of up to 6 months.