Take note Johor shoppers, AEON MALL Tebrau City was forced to close yesterday (Monday, 25th May) at 4pm and will only open again after 1st June 2020.
There was a lot of confusion on whether the closure was due to the public holidays at first. However, the Johor Health Department has clarified that stern action had to be taken after it was discovered that the mall’s management failed to follow the mandatory SOPs required during CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order).
As reported by The Star, the JB mall did not take proper social distancing measures. There were also a lack of hand sanitisers on ground when it were checked. “The mall had failed to control the crowd and maintain social distancing among its customers, and did not provide enough hand sanitisers,” said R. Vidyananthan.
The Johor health and environment committee chairman continued, “At about Monday at noon, the state Health Department’s enforcement team advised the management to rectify the situation, but when a follow-up check was conducted a few hours later, the situation did not improve.”
AEON MALL Tebrau City also issued a statement on its Facebook page, confirming that the mall will remain close for the time being and will fix its SOP processes.
Update (26th May, 7pm):
Following a meeting with the Ministry of Health, AEON has been given the green light to resume operations.