Thursday 2 July, 2020

Back to business: Malls in Trinidad reopen

Trincity Mall

Trincity Mall

Following an announcement by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last Saturday that malls could reopen today, citizens returned to some semblance of normalcy in shopping plazas across Trinidad. 

LoopTT visited Long Circular, West, and Trincity Malls today. We observed shoppers wearing masks, observing social distancing, and sanitising all during their trips. The malls and stores within them, also posted sanitising stations and signage requiring mask-wearing while on the compound. 

Large crowds were not observed within the buildings despite car parks which seemed full. In smaller stores, shoppers were observed lining up outside with distance between them while waiting for their turn in the store. 

Malls are required to close their doors at 6pm.

Back to business: Malls in Trinidad reopen

Back in March, shopping malls were closed in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. Their reopening is part of the government's multi-phase plan to reopen the local economy.

As of June 1, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 117 positive cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 108 people have recovered.

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