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Shopping Centres Reopen To Public

Source: Vientiane Times

Many large shopping centres have resumed operations after being temporarily closed in line with the government’s orders to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Earlier, the government had issued a notification directing shopping centres, hotels and restaurants to closely monitor their premises and customers to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

In response to the notification, many large shopping centres temporarily suspended services and limited access to essential services from March to April. They continued the suspension of services until May 3, following another government notification to counter the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many shopping centres have now been able to resume their operations and are open to the public as usual, though they are following the government’s measures for the business sector.

The Vientiane Center, the first international shopping centre in Laos, reopened on Monday after putting in place strict measures to protect the public. The centre is now open from 10 am to 8 pm every day.

In addition, the Centre is running a big sale with discounts of up to 50 percent to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

ITECC, one of the largest malls in Laos, has announced it will reopen for the public this Saturday. The mall will be open from 10 am to 7 pm every day.

Other shopping malls such as Sanjiang Shopping Mall and Thatluang Plaza will resume operations soon too.

However, all shopping centres must put in place strict measure to protect the people from infections. Customers will have to undergo a temperature test and clean their hand with a sanitising gel or alcohol at the entrance.