Port Moresby imposes liquor ban in bars, restaurants for 14 days


LIQUOR is banned from Port Moresby public bars, taverns, restaurants and clubs, the National Capital District Commission announced yesterday.
National Capital District acting city manager Ravu Frank said the 14-day ban started on Monday.
“National Capital District Commission will monitor the situation with assistance from police and may extend the ban if the need arises,” Frank said.
“Patrons of these outlets are encouraged to exercise social distancing if you are at theses premises.
“Any breach of this notice may result in total cancellation of the offender’s liquor licence or any of the penalties provided for in the NCD Liquor Act,” he said.
Frank said the liquor ban was in line with Health Minister Jelta Wong’s notice under the Quarantine Act 1953 ordering the closure of venues that provided gambling activities, nightclub entertainment, sports clubs, music and cultural events.

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