Retail industry reaches out to Government for respite from COVID-19 business impact

Thursday, 19 Mar, 6.57 pm

Pursuant to declaration of COVID-19 as a 'Pandemic' by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Government of India (GOI) has invoked the provisions of section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Further, as a precautionary measure, as required to arrest the spread, various State Governments have ordered complete shut-down of shopping centres, malls, multiplexes/cinema halls etc. until March 31, 2020, in major metros like Mumbai, Pune, Banaglore, Chennai, Gurgaon and others following suit.

Welcoming the move, Amitabh Taneja, Founder Chairman, Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) says that the Shoppers are obviously extremely cautious so is the shopping centre industry.