Alcohol ban failed to consider plight of female breadwinners

Just as the silver lining blinked through the dark cloud of alcohol trade restrictions under the nationwide lockdown alert Level 3, a callous “with immediate effect” decision to ban the sale of alcohol fell on the neck of the industry like a blade.

This decision by the government was particularly cruel to tavern owners, who often generate income from day to day and do not have any business lifeline in a way of credit facilities that are more accessible to big business...

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