Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration might be much less merry compared to yesteryears. Clothing outlets in malls around town are not in favour with many Ipohites.
During Ipoh Echo’s latest visit to one of the malls, more crowds were seen at the supermarket rather than at clothing stores.
Noridayu Mohd Arif, 25, salesperson of a branded wear outlet at the mall said that during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), sales are less than average.
“The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is one of the main reasons for the drop in visitors to our store,” she mentioned. “Perhaps our management has not offered any discount or price cut to appeal to more Ipohites, leading to unsatisfactory sales.”
“Undeniably, there are crowds to be seen but they seem to pay more attention towards restocking grocery supplies,” Noridayu expressed.
“We still perform health screening procedures to store visitors, checking their body temperature and applying hand sanitisers to them,” she added. “But the public is still very cautious about transmission of the deadly virus, thus not spending too long in any clothing stores, ours included.”
Despite this, compliments are due to the management of business premises around town for their discipline in health screening of every visitor.
The general public is also to be commended for actively cooperating by wearing face masks, practicing social distance and applying hand sanitisers.
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