Cavite malls reopen two days after closure due to physical distancing violations

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(CNN Philippines, May 20) — Malls in Cavite will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, two days after they were temporary closed due to mall visitors' failure to follow physical distancing rules.

The shopping centers will close at 5 p.m., as earlier discussed with mall operators.

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla announced in a Facebook post that only residents with quarantine passes can go to the malls.

The governor said after his dialogue with mall operators on Tuesday, it has been resolved that it is their responsibility to ‘manage the people who are waiting outside the malls.’

On Sunday, Remulla signed an executive order implementing the temporary closure of malls in their province. Cavite shifted from a strict enhanced community quarantine to a more relaxed general community quarantine on May 16.

Under the GCQ guidelines, malls and commercial centers can reopen, but only for non-leisure stores. They are also subject to physical distancing and other health protocols