Here are the adjusted operating hours of malls in MECQ areas

These take effect tomorrow, August 4
by Leandre Grecia | Aug 3, 2020
PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

Modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) is back in effect in Metro Manila and in the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal. This means that some establishments now need to limit their operations due to more stringent quarantine guidelines.

In light of this, malls in the metro have adjusted their operating hours yet again. Ayala Malls has announced its new schedules in the MECQ areas. It has also advised its customers to check with their respective LGUs regarding the regulations on quarantine passes for mall entry.

It also mentioned in its announcement that all modes of public transportation to its establishments will be temporarily suspended. You can read the official announcement as well as mall hours below:

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SM Supermalls has also announced that its malls will be open from 10am to 6pm starting August 4, 2020. It clarified that establishments such as supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, computer stores, hardware stores, and other essential retail stores will remain open. Restaurants will also be open for take-out and deliveries.

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The management likewise advised customers to check with the different branches’ Facebook pages for more details. We’ve taken the liberty of including the announcements from SM Megamall and SM North EDSA below. Look:

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UPDATE (August 4, 10:00am): Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Vista Mall have also released their latest advisories in light of the government’s recent announcements. Check them out below:

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We expect other malls and major establishments in the aforementioned MECQ areas to release announcements soon. We’ll add more announcements to this story as necessary, so check back here later for further updates.

In case you need to go out during this MECQ period, take note that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has also temporarily suspended the number-coding scheme—read more on that here. While you’re at it, you can also read up on the different quarantine guidelines through this explainer of ours.

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For more of our stories on the ongoing crisis, click here. For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.world/covid-19.

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PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño
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