Several malls in Metro Manila have just announced that they will be adjusting their operating hours to comply with the Metro Manila Council’s (MMC) fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Robinsons Malls will be opening mall doors at 10am and closing at 7pm daily beginning today, March 14. In a statement, the company said that it is making the adjustment in light of the MMC’s planned 8pm to 5am curfew. Look:
Ayala Malls will be adjusting its hours starting today, also closing its doors at 7pm. SM Supermalls, meanwhile, will be open only from 10am to 7pm starting on March 15, Sunday, “in response to the intensified alert to protect the public from the COVID-19 virus,” it said in a statement.
Earlier today, the MMC said it had recommended the closure of all malls and similar establishments within Metro Manila to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The agency, however, specified that establishments offering essential services like banks, groceries, and pharmacies may stay open.
Are you planning to head to a mall despite Metro Manila’s COVID-19 situation? Or will you be simply staying put at home to play it safe?