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Early closures, adjusted mall hours due to COVID-19 threat


Several mall operators have adjusted their operating hours following the government directive to implement curfew across Metro Manila.

The Metro Manila Council has also issued a resolution urging all local governments in the National Capital Region (NCR) to issue ordinances for the temporary closure of malls and other establishments.

1. Ayala Malls

Ayala Malls announced that they are closing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 in compliance with the Metro Manila-wide curfew imposed by the government.

 

It clarified that the adjustment is only for said date, and it will make announcements should there be new developments.

It also closed "until further notice" all Ayala Malls Cinemas, effective March 15.

 

2. SM Supermalls

Starting Sunday, March 15, SM Supermalls is adjusting its operating hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

 

This is in cooperation with government efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus.

3. Robinsons Malls

Robinsons Malls will also be closing at 7 p.m. on March 14. It also released its new operating hours, effective March 15.

For Metro Manila and the Greater Manila Area, their malls will be operating from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

4. BGC Malls

Select Bonifacio Global City malls will be closing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 in compliance with the Metro Manila curfew.

It has yet to make announcements regarding operating hours for the subsequent days.

 

5. Ortigas Malls 

Ortigas Malls has also announced that it will be closing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.

 

6. Vista Mall

Vista Mall also adjusted its mall hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Sunday, effective Sunday, March 15.

Its All Day Supermarket will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while AllHome will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 


Vista Cinemas meanwhile will suspend operations starting March 15 for a two-week closure.

7. Starmall

Starting March 15, Starmall will be adjusting its operating hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Drug stores, home essentials, hardware needs, banks, and restaurants will remain open.

 


8. Powerplant Mall, Rockwell

While Rockwell's Powerplant will be closed starting Sunday, March 15, Mercury Drug, The Market Place, Healthy Options, GNC, 7-11, Santis Delicatessen and HP Diagnostics will remain open — as a number of restaurants which will gladly deliver.  

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will impose a curfew in the National Capital Region as part of community quarantine measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Sunday, March 15, Metro Manila will have a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. It will last until April 14.

The Philippines is currently under Code Red Sub-Level 2 due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country.

—JCB, GMA News

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