The Araneta City management announced it three of its malls in Quezon would be closed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat, Monday.
In an advisory, Araneta City said Gateway Mall, Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza would be closed starting March 16, 2020 “until further notice.”
The temporary closure was the company’s support in the government’s directives to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country and the interest of public health and safety.
However, the supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, pharmacies, medical and dental clinics, restaurants with take-out and/or food delivery services, and banks and other financial institutions would remain open to serve the public.
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3 malls in QC closed amid coronavirus threat
The management also urged the public to monitor its social media pages for updates and advisories.
“The Management will continue to implement precautionary measures prescribed by the Department of Health (DOH) and other government agencies during this temporary mall closure period,” it said.
“We look forward to your usual support and cooperation. Let us all work together in ensuring the safety and security of our customers and employees,” it added.
As of March 16, the Philippines has 140 confirmed cases with 12 fatalities.