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Robinsons Malls shuts down 'fake' pictures, shares 'official' photos of reopening that show shoppers practicing social distancing

Robinsons Malls on Sunday shut down misleading photos circulating on social media that show a crowd of people inside one of their malls.

"Robinsons Malls would like to correct the FAKE NEWS circulating on social media showing a crowd of people," their statement on Facebook read.

Their statement clarified that the photo spreading online is "an old photo when one of our provincial malls was made the venue for distribution of financial assistance by the LGU. THE MALL WAS NOT OPENED AT THE TIME."

Robinsons Malls posted their statement accompanied with photos of the actual situation at the mall when it reopened it on Saturday, May 16.

Metro Manila shifted from ECQ to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) yesterday.

The photos showed customers and shoppers practicing strict social distancing

Robinsons Mall encouraged everyone to  "STOP THE SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS!"

They promised to "continue to strictly enforce social distancing and other safety protocols in all our malls."

Several malls have reopened in modified enhanced community quarantine areas of the Philippines with proper measures to ensure the safety of shoppers. — Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/LA, GMA News