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Bangkok Orders Lockdown of Entertainment Venues to Contain Covid-19

Bangkok city has ordered the lockdown of all entertainment venues from Tuesday until Jan 4 to help contain the spread of covid-19. The order covers bars with hostesses, horse racing tracks and cockfighting arenas and other entertainment venues including massage parlous.

However, pubs and restaurants can stay open as long as they serve only food and alcohol, and close by midnight. A city spokesman also advised entertainment venues to switch to serving only food and observe disease control measures.

Rumors of a New Nationwide Alcohol Ban Quashed

Thai Government officials have quashed rumors that an alcohol ban was about to be enforced due a recent outbreak of covid-19. Rumors on the alcohol sales ban began circulating online last week. By Christmas Eve the rumor had even been reported by some Thai news outlets.

The reports claimed that alcohol sales would be banned nationwide as a…

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