A waiter carries a round tray with bottles of Mexican beer at a bar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 20, 2017.

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In the US and elsewhere, alcohol sales shot up as restaurants and bars closed to slow the outbreak. But in parts of Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Greenland, government officials have banned sales of beer, wine and liquor in an attempt to limit social gatherings and temper alcohol-fueled domestic violence. 

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A waiter carries a tray with bottles of beer at a bar in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on June 20, 2017.

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