Shoppers at Seriwat Alcohol shop on April 10, 2020 in Korat city.

BANGKOK — The City Hall on Monday extended its ban on sale of alcohol to April 30, following the example of other provinces.

The decision was made by Gov. Aswin Khwanmuang in a Monday meeting. Officials said the measure is necessary to discourage social gatherings and decrease the spread of the coronavirus. A slew of other provinces already extended their prohibition last week. 

“Although the numbers of the infected in Bangkok are decreasing continually, but we cannot take solace in that fact yet because Bangkok is a transportation hub full of many communities and travellers,” Chawin Sirinak, director of the city’s health department said Monday.

Bangkok’s booze ban was originally scheduled to expire today. 

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