Kerala malls begin re-opening preparations for June 8

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Kerala malls are gearing up to reopen preparations after the Union Ministry of Home Affairs gave its nod to reopen shopping malls outside the containment zones across the country from June 8.

 

In addition, religious places and places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services also permitted to open from June 8.

However, these facilities will not be able to resume operations inside containment zones designated by authorities in states.

As per the report, the management at malls in Kerala have been trying to ensure all safety precautions are met with as per the Centre’s guidelines. 

 The staff at the mall were seen sanitizing the area.

“We all are waiting for the malls to reopen. We have to give a safe environment to the customers, therefore, our staff is busy sanitising the place right now. We have done markings around the mall to ensure that social distancing is followed,” Afshin KP, Manager at Mall of Travancore, told ANI.

As per the report, the mall will have an officer on every floor, who will be responsible to keep a check on social distancing. Sanitisation equipment have been kept at 30-35 locations in the building.

On Saturday, the MHA said that the Health Ministry will issue Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all permitted activities in consultation with the central ministries or departments concerned and other stakeholders, for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of Covid-19.

 

With inputs from ANI

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