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Covid lockdown 5.0 brings cheer to retailers – Malls, shopping centres allowed to open from June 8

RAI CEO Kumar Rajgopalan said the retailers’ body has been in touch with various government officials since the lockdown.

Covid lockdown 5.0 brings cheer to retailers – Malls, shopping centres allowed to open from June 8
Earlier this month, the Centre allowed various activities outside containment zones to resume with certain precautionary measures.

Retailers Association of India (RAI) on Saturday welcomed the government’s order to allow opening of malls and shopping centres from June 8, saying it is important for retailers to open up to get the economy moving forward.

RAI CEO Kumar Rajgopalan said the retailers’ body has been in touch with various government officials since the lockdown. “We believe that the government is satisfied that the malls would follow the SOPs as is required,” he said in a statement.

Stressing on the significance of the Home Ministry’s order, he said: “It is important for malls and various retailers to open up and to get the economy moving forward”.

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Retailers and malls have to ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) so that citizens are safe and the people working in these places are also safe, Rajgopalan said.

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First published on: 30-05-2020 at 21:04 IST