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PGC allows reopening of malls today

By Ruel B. Francisco
May 21, 2020

Cavite Governor Remulla announced reopening of malls in the province today May 20, 2020 provided social distancing and other safety measures laid out for mall operations are strictly followed. (Photo from SM Malls FB page)

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The provincial government announced that malls in the province will reopen at 10am today provided that mall operators will strictly implement the guidelines set for mall operations to ensure safety protocols against COVID-19 infection.

Mall operating hours will be from 10am-5pm with the last customer allowed entry at 5pm. Malls will cater to local residents with only quarantine passes required for entry.


There will only be one entry and exit points for the mall, and the entrance from the mall to the supermarket and vice versa is closed that is why the customers need to wait on queue again to enter either the mall or the supermarket.

There would be a uni-directional passage for customers with arrows and markers giving directions to customers to allow social distancing and discourage loitering inside the establishments.


Customers are allowed only an hour of shopping privilege monitored by a time pass that would limit the number of customers inside the mall while in the supermarkets there would be no time limit but a regulation for 1 customer out and 1 customer in will be in effect because there will be limited number of carts that will be used by the shoppers.

Safety marshals shall guide and explain these protocols to the customers courteously, manage the flow of customers coming in and going out of the establishments including those outside waiting on queue.

Meanwhile, the frontliners lane will still remain giving priority to the frontliners but should not be abused.

The governor gently reminded everyone to cooperate and follow mall policies.

He said, "I am a man true to my word, if ever I would see that these guidelines laid out for mall operations had been properly implemented and were peacefully observed by everybody, only then will I consider lifting the Liquor Ban in the province." (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with report from the official FB page of Governor Remulla)


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