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

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Updated: May 30, 2020 9:10 PM

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

RAI, shopping centres, Home Ministry, standard operating procedures, shopping malls, shopping centres, lockdown extension, latest news on coronavirus outbreakStressing 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”.

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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