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Prohibition law passed during quarantine in Jewish Autonomous Region
The Legislative Assembly of the Jewish Autonomy adopted amendments to the law on the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in the region. The retail sale of alcohol can be banned if a high alert regime is introduced in the municipalities or settlements where quarantine is officially declared.
The author of the bill was the EAO prosecutor. According to the press service of the regional Legislative Assembly, his initiative supported at the regional operational headquarters to prevent the importation and spread of new coronavirus infection.
As explained by the chairman of the regional parliament, Lyubov Pavlova, to establish a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages is only the right of the authorities. They can use it at their discretion.