Netizens give Seacon Square pat on the back for anti-virus measures, including foot-operated lifts
Seacon Square shopping mall on Bangkok’s Srinakarin Road has come in for praise by netizens for employing a series of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after the government relaxed its lockdown restrictions and allowed malls and other businesses to reopen on Sunday.
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.