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Kenya limits the sales of alcohol

As in a few countries, alcohol sales have been limited in Kenya to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Read the article on bloomberg.

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New rules for winegrowers in California to fight Covid-19

California enforced a new protocol to prevent the spreading of the Covid-19 pandemic by workers in the vineyard.

Read the article on MorningAgClips.

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Alcohols bans in the US to fight Covid-19

While the Covid-19 pandemic keeps on spreading, some states take measures to prevent more cases. In some states, a ban of alcohol is enforced.

There is a ban of alcohol in :

Ohio might follow that example.

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Harvest management during Covid-19 in the Southern Hemisphere

The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted a lot of industries, along which, the wine sector. The impact of the pandemic is even stronger on the Souther Hemisphere vineyard as it striked as the harvest was about to begin. The OIV gathered data on the crisis management and the decisions that are necessery to learn from.

Find the article of the OIV.

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To face the Covid-19 epidemic, France support the wine sector

Whilst the Covid-19 epidemic hits the balance of the wine sector, some country decided to dedicate a part of their budget to support the business. France decided to financially support the local producers.

See the article on the drinks business.

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Safety guidelines for vineyard workers – Australia

The Australian wine industry has been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, along many countries.

Here is a guideline for workers to avoid exposure and risk contamination by the virus. Note that it is not a statement for the Australian government.

Read the guideline from winetitles media.

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Wine and Spirits competitions – derogatory measures

The impact of the epidemic has consequences on wine and spirits competitions. The rules for geographical representation of jurors at International competitions was adressed by OIV.

Read the article here.

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Restrictions for brewery and winery in South Australia

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the beer and wine sector knows some restrictions all over the country. On Friday 9 April, directions were given to businesses in Adelaide Hills to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Read the article on miragenews.

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Relaxation of State law regarding alcohol

The lockdown enforced to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US brings changes to the regulation of alcoholic beverages acording to Alex Gangitano. A relaxation in fact.

Read Alex Gangitano's article here.

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Harvesting during lockdown

In order to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, many countries around the world are under lockdown.
While the lockdown has a relatively low impact on the Northern hemisphere’s vineyard, the Southern hemisphere’s one faces heavier consequences, due to the fact that the harvest happens between Februray and April.
Each country must decide if the harvest – and the viticultural work by extension – is necessary to the economy.

The following countries decided so:

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