Shopping Centres Go into Trial Mode as Most Prepare to Reopen

Shopping Centre News|May 2020

Shopping Centres Go into Trial Mode as Most Prepare to Reopen
Shopping centres globally are getting ready to open their gates for consumers in an organised manner and have started trial openings towards this. We bring you a complete lowdown on the preparations underway across the world…

One Shopping Centre to Reopen on Two-Day Trial Basis in Thailand

One mall will be allowed to reopen for a two-day trial period to gauge the effectiveness of shopping centre disease control measures, said Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, Spokesperson for Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). An assessment will be made and, if the trial is successful, the government will announce the next stage of easing the coronavirus lockdown from coming week. Only some shops inside the chosen mall would be allowed to restart businesses and at certain hours, he added. The mall has yet to be named, reports

He said the proposal for the trial period was raised by a CCSA working panel at a meeting.

“The panel drafted the proposal that a mall be reopened as a trial to see how they implement their measures [to prevent transmission among customers and workers],” he said. “We will study the trial period carefully before making an assessment on May 16. When details are finalised, the CCSA will inform the public so they can prepare,” said Dr Taweesilp.

Meanwhile, four new cases of coronavirus disease and one death – a Thai man living in Bangkok – were reported on Saturday, raising the nationwide total to 3,004 cases and 56 fatalities. A total of 2,787 people had fully recovered and 161 remained in hospitals. The number of new cases has been in single digits almost every day for the past three weeks.

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May 2020