FAST FIVE: French Local Official Bans Sales Of All Alcohol During COVID-19 Lockdown

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French Local Official Bans Sales Of All Alcohol During COVID-19 Lockdown French authorities in Aisne, a region in northeast France, were forced to do the unthinkable: ban the sales of alcohol during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Khoury said during mass quarantines, alcohol consumption is expected to rise, which could lead to increased domestic violence cases.  “Excessive consumption of alcohol is likely to create increased disturbances and violence, especially within the family,” he said.

The ban drew international attention, and RT News said, Twitter users overwhelmingly thought the ban would cause more harm, than good:  “Incompetence or dictatorial will.

You deprive people of their liberties and endanger the population,” one wrote.

“It's a shame you put people in danger and will add more trouble for caregivers.

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