BANGKOK – Authorities in Bangkok have banned the sale of alcohol for 10 days to help prevent social gatherings that could spread the virus that causes the disease.

The ban will take effect from 10 to 20 April and will be the city's latest effort to curb this, according to the Bangkok Post on April 9, 2020. The outbreak has been overwhelming since the beginning of March.

Alcohol has now been banned for about 16 million people, while some of the country's 77 provinces have already banned it. Thailand is under emergency and partial closures until April.

Officials are trying to bridge the social gap in eliminating the pathogens that cause the outbreak of the disease, with about a quarter of Thailand's 69 million people under the ban. Even before the outbreak, most Buddhists in Thailand had imposed strict rules that ban the sale of beer.

Update: October