Malls adjust ‘NCR Plus’ operating hours for April 12-30 MECQ

MANILA, Philippines — Major malls announced on Sunday revised operating hours shortly after the government placed the so-called NCR Plus bubble under a modified enhanced community quarantine, which will be in effect from April 12 to 30.

The NCR Plus bubble is composed of Metro Manila and the adjacent provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna.

To comply with the guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), malls will only allow the opening of establishments offering essential goods and services — such as groceries, supermarkets, banks, drugstores, hardware stores, telecom and computer shops, and restaurants with outdoor dining areas and take-out and delivery services.

The operating hours in malls inside NCR Plus are adjusted to the revised curfew, which will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SM Supermalls: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

OPEN: supermarkets, banks, hardware stores, pharmacies, SM Store, telecom and computer shops, other retail and service shops

Restaurants will be open al fresco dining at 50% percent capacity and takeout and delivery services.

Source: Inquirer