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So how is the rest of the country and the rest of the world handling alcohol during this pandemic? Some articles and references, after the jump.
The Countries That Have Banned Alcohol Sales Due To The Coronavirus - The Drinks Business (3/31/20)
According to this article, South Africa is on Lockdown and banned the sale and export of alcohol until April 16. Prohibed tobacco and shopping trips must be for essentials only. Walking for exercise is banned, no public gathering. "Citing reasons for the alcohol ban, the government said that booze reduces a person’s ability to practice social distancing and practice good personal hygiene. It also stated that alcohol can affect the immune system, meaning that those with already weak immune systems will make themselves more susceptible to disease."
Greenland banned alcohol until April 15th in the capital, Nuuk. Alcohol ban is because people under the influence are l"ess aware of the danger of contamination" and to make sure children have a safe home environment.
Panic buying of alcohol during coronavirus pandemic prompts new sales restrictions - ABC News Australia
Western Australia: "Beer, cider and pre-mixed spirits will be limited to two cases, and wine to 12 bottles per customer. Cask wine and bottled spirits will be limited to two items each."
Louisiana ATC: Rumors of suspended alcohol sales during pandemic not true
Alcohol ban UK: Has alcohol been banned? Will UK ban alcohol sales?
Pennsylvania closes all state liquor stores indefinitely
50 states of coronavirus: How every state in the U.S. has responded to the pandemic
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