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7-Elevens battle virus with temperature guns

Apr 08. 2020
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By The Nation

The nationwide chain of 7-Eleven stores has launched in-store temperature testing, mask-wearing and a limit on customers in stores at any one time, as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The move is aimed at boosting safety and confidence among employees and customers, said Suwit Kingkaew, senior vice president of sustainable development at CP All Pcl, operator of 7-Elevens in Thailand.

“Therefore, we would like to ask customers to wear face masks before entering the store and proceed under the social distancing guidelines,” he added.

“Meanwhile, we will measure customers’ body temperature before they use our service, while providing handwash gel for customers and employees at the front of the store and at the cashier counter.”

He said the company will also limit the footfall to no more than 10 customers at a time for small stores, no more than 15 for medium-size stores, and no more than 20 in large stores.

“In addition, the company will mark lines on the floor to enable customers to stay more than one metre apart while queuing outside stores and at cashier counters. Moreover, all stores will undergo regular cleaning operations,” he said.

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