Among the measures that have been widely shared online and applauded are the installation of foot-operated control panels in the mall’s lifts, which allow users to select the floor and close/open the door by pressing the pedals so as to avoid touching anything, much unlike traditional elevators.
The other measures the mall has employed include installing hand gel dispensers in front of lifts and escalators, painting guide lines on the floor in possible crowded areas to force customers to maintain a safe distance between each other, and having thermo-scanning checkpoints as required by the Public Health Ministry.
Seacon Square stated on its Facebook page that it hoped the measures would become the new normal for shopping malls nationwide as they can prevent not only the spread of Covid-19 but also other kinds of germs, while promoting better hygiene and safety among the public.
Published : May 19, 2020
By : THE NATION