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Ikea set to reopen all stores on May 17

May 16. 2020
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By THE NATION

Ikea Thailand has said it would reopen all its stores -- in Bangna, Bang Yai and Phuket -- on May 17. The reopening is in accordance with the directions issued by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Ikea said in a statement on May 16.

Lacia Sherlock, retail manager for Ikea stores in Thailand and the Philippines, said, "As the Covid-19 situation in Thailand is steadily improving, we would like to especially thank the frontline medical teams who have been providing crucial assistance, as well as all Thais for their collective support.

"We are pleased to welcome customers back to our stores and committed to ensuring their safety and well-being together with protecting our co-workers. We are doing our part by making sure that all of the necessary preventive safety, health and hygiene measures are in place in our stores, ensuring that everyone is safe when working and shopping. Our co-workers and customers alike are required to wear masks at all times in stores. All of our restaurants are open for dine-in service, and we will continue with takeaway orders and our new food delivery services."

Sherlock said that during the store closures, "we introduced new services and ways to improve our customers' shopping experience. We have introduced remote planning and purchasing with safe social distancing for storage units, PAX wardrobes and Ikea kitchens, and even safe contactless click and collect, delivery, and assembly services".

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