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    Emergency decree extended

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday decided to extend the Emergency Decree for another month after it expires on April 30.


    CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said on Monday the decree will be extended to the end of May.


    The reason is concern about the return of the virus, with the centre still battling to stop it spreading any further.




    The decision means the night curfew from 10pm-4am will continue, no social gatherings allowed and only limited inter-provincial travel, among other restrictions, Dr Taweesilp said.


    The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and brought together all agencies to discuss the impact of the decree.

    The National Security Council told the meeting that it surveyed public opinion, and it favoured the extension of the decree, Dr Taweesilp said. He gave no other details of the survey.

    Emergency decree extended

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    Enjoy!

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    ...a possible ray of hope: the alcohol purchasing ban may be lifted...

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    i read the other day that there would be a few domestic flights soon....presumably this decree limiting inter-provincial travel puts the kibosh on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...a possible ray of hope: the alcohol purchasing ban may be lifted...
    The booze industry is requesting it be lifted.

    That's not quite the same thing.

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    Makes good sense.

    Pre-cautionary extensions.

    Seems to be the fashion - coupled with partial openings, here and there.

    Never can be too quick on the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...a possible ray of hope: the alcohol purchasing ban may be lifted...
    Please, please, please.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    a possible ray of hope: the alcohol purchasing ban may be lifted
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Please, please, please.......
    Man...I am out of Contreau, Vodka and White rum. They should lift it to home deliveries at least...

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    another month? like it's going to change anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The booze industry is requesting it be lifted.
    The industry is basically 2 or 3 families running the show.

    Now they have 'helped' the government by being one of the 20 richest in Thailand, I'm sure part of the stipulation of 'helping' was to lift the booze ban.

    #2 and #7 richest in Thailand are the guys who run Chang and Singha

    (not the best) Source - WINDOW on Phuket: Forbes of Thailand's 50 Richest 2015
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    I seriously doubt if anyone cares who is the richest or not. People just want it available to consume.

    Same goes for any product quite frankly

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    you guys should stop drinking

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    This thread is making want a beer, its no good its past 1.30 so ...cheers all happy new week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    you guys should stop drinking
    Imagine if they did a cigarette ban?

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    ^^^^ I'm not entirely sure if you have followed the Thai news or not?

    In the past week, the government publicly requested help from the 20 richest people in Thailand (which include the 2 members I referenced earlier).

    I'm sure that the conversation included some back-scratching., which will hopefully thus lead to the sale of alcohol to resume on 1st May.

    --EDIT--

    To further strengthen my point, the industry are now requesting an end to prohibition, ease the tax burden and give advance warning of any future orders.

    Booze industry urges govt to lift prohibition
    Last edited by Bogon; 27-04-2020 at 07:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Imagine if they did a cigarette ban?

    Roll your own?

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    Sounds like alcohol ban will be up to individual provinces, which isn't good news for Sakon Nakhon.

    I was hoping some of the bigger stores would open in May.

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    I can understand restricting travel between provinces to ensure infection doesn't spread to those areas without the virus. However, I can't see why the larger stores in the provinces can't open.

    We had to go into Sakon Nakhon today to see the vet. A lot more shops were open compared to two weeks ago. The big retail stores like HomePro and the shopping centre are closed but that's about it.

    Restrictions that make no sense will be ignored...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Sounds like alcohol ban will be up to individual provinces,
    That will merely encourage travel from a dry province to buy at the nearest wet one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Restrictions that make no sense will be ignored...
    And the longer restrictions are imposed the more people will find ways to circumvent them. As you have found in SN, it is the same where I am, apart from restaurants and bars being closed everything else is more or less normal. In Makro I can buy an egg but not a frying pan, in Tesco I can buy an egg AND a frying pan but not a cooker. In the high street I can buy whatever I want - except alcohol.

    And on alcohol, people will start making their own hand sanitiser punch.
    Blessed are the piss takers, for they shall inherit the mirth.

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    Lao khow n pot at my place. Come say hello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Lao khow n pot at my place. Come say hello.
    Traditional home brew I trust?
    Home grown...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick View Post
    And the longer restrictions are imposed the more people will find ways...
    Then, perhaps people will find the way how to be supplied by simple things by themselves instead of bringing it in containers around the world because it is by 1 cent cheaper (so far).

    The Swiss people during the WW2 - the war around their peace-loving (and money-depositing) country - when the money in their banks could not be eaten so easily - had grown potatoes in all parks and alleys in the cities...

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    Independence and self-sufficiency isn't a reality within particular circles.
    Their sense is that if they're instinctively dependent on the systems, logic would dictate that everyone else is as well.

    Sheltered in ignorance.

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    ...government officials must be considering the tax losses of banning alcohol...as 30% (I'm told) of tax income goes to informal retirement programs, farangs and alcohol producers won't be the only ones champing at the bit for lifting the curse...

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