Florida bans bar alcohol consumption as coronavirus spikes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars Friday as its daily confirmed coronaviruscases neared 9,000, a new record that is almost double the previous mark set just two days ago. The Florida agency that governs bars announced the ban on Twitter just minutes after the Department of Health reported 8,942 […]

Alcohol consumption suspended at all Florida bars as coronavirus cases spike

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Alcohol consumption has been suspended at all bars throughout the State of Florida as coronavirus cases approach 9,000. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced via Twitter on Friday it was suspending on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. The suspension went into effect immediately. The Florida DBPR has not […]

Cracker Barrel testing sale of alcohol for first time ever

Alcohol has been added to the menu at select Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations as the chain works to reopen dine-in service at more of its 664 locations. “It was surprising to me how popular they are,” CEO Sandy Cochran told Restaurant Business while discussing the alcoholic drinks menu now served at 20 Florida […]

The Latest: South Africa easing bans on alcohol, church

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. — South Africa eases bans on alcohol sales, church services. — Moscow tries to dispel doubts over nation’s low […]

South Africa says 2 pandemics now, virus and gender violence

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa now faces two pandemics, COVID-19 and the violence against women and children that has risen sharply since alcohol sales were allowed again on June 1, the president said Wednesday as he announced further easing of lockdown measures. Twenty-one women and children have been killed since the sales of alcohol resumed […]

FDA warns 9 hand sanitizer products can be toxic; stop use immediately

SAN FRANICSCO (KRON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stop using nine hand sanitizer products that have been found to contain a substance that can be potentially fatal when absorbed through the skin or ingested. In a statement, the FDA said hand sanitizer manufactured by Esk Biochem SA de […]

Autopsy: Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had no alcohol, drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies released Friday. The reports by the Los […]

Atlantic City OKs booze on the Boardwalk to boost crowds

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many folks could use a drink about now, and for the first time they can enjoy it while strolling the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Searching for ways to boost tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic in a resort whose casinos remain closed and restaurants still can’t offer indoor dining, the city is […]

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