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Unlock 1.0 | 250 large malls across the country open doors after over two months

Reopening subdued; COVID marshals deployed to ensure government's SOPs are adhered to; categories such as electronics and cosmetics do well on Day 1

Malls opened doors across the country on June 8 after more than two months with mask-clad shoppers having made to go through mandatory temperature checks, disinfectant channels and shoe mats at the entrance and guided by Covid marshalls deployed across properties who ensure that social distancing norms are being adhered to.

According to the Shopping Centres Association of India over 250 large malls occupying a floor plate of above 1 lakh sq ft were open today out of a total of 650 malls spread across the country. These included retail properties in Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Pondicherry, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Durgapur, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun and Greater Noida.

As expected, the reopening was subdued. The categories that did well included electronics, cosmetics and apparel.

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