Alcohol ban reversed after government u-turn

Alcohol ban reversed after government u-turn

The ban on alcohol sales that was supposed to last until at least the end of May has been reversed in a spectacular u-turn by the Thai Government, having earlier today stated the ban was “non-negotiable”.

Sales of alcohol will now be allowed from Sunday, May 3rd after a rapid announcement and change in restrictions was published in the Royal Gazette.

The notice, signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, reads:

“Shops selling alcoholic beverages are allowed to open but consumption at the shop is banned.”

However, restaurants and entertainment venues will not be allowed to sell alcohol, and purchases of drinks must be takeaway only.

An official announcement with further details will be released tomorrow.

Source: Khaosod Thai

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