One of Thailand’s shopping malls, most likely in Bangkok, will be the first shopping complex to reopen following the lockdown measures put in place from covid-19.
One unnamed shopping complex will open its doors to the public for the first time since March 30th on Thursday and Friday of next week, May 14th and 15th.
The “trial” opening will be used to judge the effectiveness of preventative measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in anticipation of the planned reopening of other malls and large businesses on May 17th.
After the two-day trial, the mall will close again and an assessment will be made by the government to determine if the reopening was a success.
During the trial opening, only selected shops will be allowed to operate and hours will be limited.
The spokesperson for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, said that the proposal to run a trial was approved at a meeting on Saturday. He said:
“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]. We will study the trial period carefully before making an assessment on May 16.”
Once a decision has been made regarding which shopping mall will open for the trial run, the Center will inform the public so they can prepare.
Source: Bangkok Post