Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, has banned the sale of alcohol for a week and a half, in order to avoid social events that could spread the virus that causes Covid-19 The ban applies from April 10 to 20 April and must contain ‘ last attempt of the metropolitan area an increase in infections since early March. The country as a whole under a state of emergency and partial blockage, including alcohol restrictions in other provinces. “We demand that all work together,” Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, a spokesman for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, said at a briefing on Thursday. “We must gain control of the spread of the virus.” Thailand has reported 54 additional new coronavirus infections Thursday, the small daily gains in recent weeks, bringing the total to 2423rd Just over half of the cases in the capital. The government postponed a traditional New Year’s – known as Songkran – due April 13 to April 15 until later in the year, but some people are still looking to celebrate Photo copyright Romeo GACAD AFP / Getty Images .