Megaworld malls going 'above' gov't requirements for virus checks

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 20 2020 10:05 AM | Updated as of May 20 2020 10:09 AM

Mall staff assist customers at the Uptown Mall in BGC in Taguig City on May 18, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Megaworld said Wednesday its shopping malls were going "above" government-prescribed measures against the COVID-19 pandemic with foot traffic expected to increase gradually.

The shopping mall arm of billionaire Andrew Tan installed chambers at entrances to disinfect patrons and check their temperature before they step in, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls head Graham Coates told ANC.

Staff dubbed "social distancing ambassadors" make sure mall goers keep at a safe distance from each other. Malls are guarded against overcrowding, he said.

"The new reality is we have to make sure our malls are safe and adhering to all government requirements," Coates told ANC.

"We are confident our malls will be ready to serve our customers," he said.

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