Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

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Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by rexwell » Sat May 02, 2020 12:29 pm

Good news Yong.
Another Thai government flip -flop.

Sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed again from Sunday but people will only be able to drink at home and not in restaurants when they reopen, the government said on Friday.
https://pattayaone.news/alcohol-ban-to- ... th-limits/
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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by fazur » Sat May 02, 2020 12:32 pm

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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by Captain Bonez » Sat May 02, 2020 12:40 pm

That's funny how they ban alcohol over there but here there's bars delivering liters of beer to your front door with a smile
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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by yong » Sat May 02, 2020 11:14 pm

rexwell wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Good news Yong.
Another Thai government flip -flop.

Sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed again from Sunday but people will only be able to drink at home and not in restaurants when they reopen, the government said on Friday.
https://pattayaone.news/alcohol-ban-to- ... th-limits/
This is indeed good news for me as I do not need to behave like a thief buying illegally. It’s open season, I’m ready.

Thanks for the good news.
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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by yong » Tue May 05, 2020 8:25 am

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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue May 05, 2020 9:08 am

Here's something I just found out reading a Bangkok Post story. The lifting of the ban is on a 14-day trial. Huh? When was this vital detail announced? Probably missed earlier by the various reporters.
The ban was lifted in most provinces including Bangkok on Sunday, which marked the first of a 14-day trial period for resuming alcohol sales.

Of the 690 curfew violators, 129 were also involved in social drinking gatherings prohibited under the emergency decree, said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin,

The other types of misconduct associated with curfew violation were gambling and illicit drug use, he said.

"The country won't be able to succeed in [containing Covid-19] without cooperation from everyone.

"Only when it is certain the country is totally free of the virus will we be able to live a normal life again," he said.

"The 14-day trial will be crucial. It will give the government a clear idea whether other Covid-19 restrictions should be eased, or whether we go back to square one.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... ban-threat
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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sun May 10, 2020 5:00 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:08 am
Here's something I just found out reading a Bangkok Post story. The lifting of the ban is on a 14-day trial. Huh? When was this vital detail announced? Probably missed earlier by the various reporters.
The ban was lifted in most provinces including Bangkok on Sunday, which marked the first of a 14-day trial period for resuming alcohol sales.

Of the 690 curfew violators, 129 were also involved in social drinking gatherings prohibited under the emergency decree, said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin,

The other types of misconduct associated with curfew violation were gambling and illicit drug use, he said.

"The country won't be able to succeed in [containing Covid-19] without cooperation from everyone.

"Only when it is certain the country is totally free of the virus will we be able to live a normal life again," he said.

"The 14-day trial will be crucial. It will give the government a clear idea whether other Covid-19 restrictions should be eased, or whether we go back to square one.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... ban-threat
That seems to gel what I heard when out with friends today, the 2 restaurant bars we went to the owners of both venues told us they'd had indications they would be allowed to serve alcohol again starting next weekend.

I'll be happy if they can as my 2 regular drinking venues fall under that category, looking around Jomtien and Pattaya today I don't think maintaining social distancing is going to be an issue, attracting any sort of viable volume of customers is going to be the problem. Ghost town doesn't even come close, really spooky vibe.
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Re: Alcohol ban to be lifted Sunday — with limits

Post by yong » Sun May 10, 2020 6:32 pm

Well some owners improvised like what I was enjoying yesterday lunch 5 bottles of Amarone.

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