As Lockdown Eases Shoppers Now Back In Malls With Social Distancing
SHOPPERS BACK IN MALLS – As the Philippines eases quarantine restrictions, shoppers have now returned to malls.
Previously, non-essential businesses were closed as a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, after two months of being under the enhanced community quarantine, some malls have resumed operations.
But, shoppers would have to compromise their former leisurely strolls for a more contained shopping. According to a report from CNN, safety protocol officers were deployed to ensure social distancing was practiced.
As you can see in the photo above, shoppers are seen about 6 feet apart from each other inside of the mall. Moreover, safety measures such as face masks for shoppers and hand sanitizers at entrances where placed.
Along with this, food stalls and retail stores were also allowed to open. However, personal care services like salons are to remain closed. However, since the easing of restrictions, some netizens fear that this would cause more harm than good.
Others emphasize that the opening of malls and other establishments are done for the economy and not the well being of the citizens. In some countries, following the easing of quarantine protocols, a new wave of coronavirus struck again.
The prime example of this was Hokaido in Japan and South Korea. Both places eased restrictions after aggressive testing and even flattened the curve of the virus.
However, after reopening the economy, a new wave of COVID-19 hit causing a spike in the number of cases.
Meanwhile, the Philippines already began opening and establishments and easing quarantine protocols despite not having mass testing.
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