The French restaurant industry has suffered another blow, after the prime minister banned the consumption of alcohol in public during the April lockdown. Many eateries have been selling takeaway drinks, but authorities say it's leading to large gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus. Also in the show: the World Trade Organization urges vaccine manufacturers to do more to help developing countries.
South African liquor producers are being heavily affected by another alcohol ban accompanying lockdown restrictions. As small to medium size enterprises, some craft breweries diversify their activities, like making hand sanitiser, to stay afloat.
A state in Nigeria is destroying alcohol beverages while benefiting from proceeds from its sale. Kano, a state in northern Nigerian benefits from proceeds from the sale of alcohol through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), but destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million days ago.
A new Facebook policy will limit sales and content related to alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The new policy prohibits private sales, trades and gifting of alcohol or tobacco on Facebook and Instagram, a spokeswoman told CNN.