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Foodland Ban Booze Sales During Bangkok Shutdown

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Foodland Ban Booze Sales During Bangkok Shutdown

Foodland have posted signs in their stores on Monday stating that as part of the Bangkok shutdown order they will not be selling alcohol products between 22 March – 12 April 2020.

A photo shared via a Bangkok bartenders Line group was posted today by a member who snapped the sign at his local Foodland supermarket in the capital.

Foodland Ban Booze Sales During Bangkok Shutdown

Supermarkets were allowed to remain open during the shutdown to sell essential items, however, Foodland bosses have deemed alcohol non-essential and have taped off their wines and spirit section.

Other supermarkets such as Big C have cordoned off many sections of their stores selling household items etc since the Governor’s order came into force on Sunday.

The question is will other supermarkets and 7-Eleven follow suit and restrict the sale of booze during the shutdown period?

Calls to Villa on Sukhumvit Road and Tops in Sathorn conformed both were still selling booze during the regular hours permitted.



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Sept 4 & 7 Approved As Songkran Substitute Holidays

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Songkran Substitute Holidays

Today the cabinet approved September 4 and 7 as substitute Songkran holidays giving us yet another four-day holiday next month.

Friday, Sept 4 and Monday, Sept 7 have now been rubber-stamped as the final two days for the cancelled Thai New Year public holidays.

With the country being shut down for so long due to the Covid-19 situation, many question the government going ahead with yet another 2 days off after months of closures.

And no, there will be no water wars taking place on the streets.



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Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

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Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

A fire gutted 81 houses in a community in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district on Wednesday night leaving hundreds homeless.

Three people were injured and 81 home damaged, but no fatalities were reported.

Flames spread over the community at Soi Taksin 23 at around 8.30pm with firefighters taking over two hours to bring the blaze under control.

Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

An initial investigation found a total of 81 houses were affected with 72 were badly burned while the rest were partly damaged.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.



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Businesswoman Rams Cops And Cars In Late Night Drunken Fender Bender

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A businesswoman who tried to run over pedestrians, damaged several vehicles and took police for mugs while driving her Mercedes under the influence was arrested and charged on Tuesday night.

37-year-old Wishuda Vittayasinthana unsuccessfully attempted to ram pedestrians with her car near the Khae Rai Intersection in Nonthaburi province before heading south into the capital after attempts to stop her by police and locals failed.

Drunk Businesswoman

Attempts by members of the public who gave chase failed until she crashed into another car causing substantial damage to both vehicles and four motorbikes close to Tao Poon MRT station.

Bang Sue police were notified of the incident but by the time they arrived at the scene, the driver had already fled to Or Tor Kor Market in Chatuchak district.

When officers finally caught up with Wishuda she was sent to the hospital as she’d suffered minor injuries when she crashed her car.

Wishuda’s father told police she was stressed due to her business being embezzled out of millions of baht and had been drinking heavily before driving off.





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