Mr. Prawit Janyasittikul, Chief Executive Officer of Phuket Square Company Limited, the management of Jungceylon Shopping Center, Patong, Phuket.
Mr. Prawit Janyasittikul, Chief Executive Officer of Phuket Square Company Limited, the management of Jungceylon Shopping Center, Patong, Phuket, said that according to the Phuket Announcement with the approval of the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee No. 3/2563 on Temporary Closure of risky location for the pandemic of COVID-19 from 24 - 31 March 2020 and Phuket Announcement No. 6/2563 for Extension of Temporary Closure from 28 March - 30 April 2020 in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in various places.
For store operators that have to temporarily close service as announced, the company is aware of the impact on business operations that have to be temporarily suspended and to alleviate and ease the burden on the store operators and employees during the loss of income and continue their businesses, we have assistance measure and considered rental waive for stores to be closed during the period specified by the government. For stores that are exempted but affected by COVID-19, the company will consider reducing the rental as appropriate.
The company looks after the employees the best even the temporary suspension of service in following with the Phuket Announcement and takes into account the safety of employees both operation and back office by providing additional health insurance for all employees. Moreover, the company is ready to provide full support to the work of government, various departments and organizations including medical personnel who are currently confronting and fighting COVID-19. In which the company gathers volunteer staffs from all departments help to make more than 3,000 Face Shields for medical personnel and staffs in need by delivering medical equipment to hospitals and agencies that support the risk groups that are quarantined for COVID-19 such as Patong Hospital, Sleep With Me Design Hotel at Patong and Phuket field hospital, and at the end of this month we prepare to deliver over 300 PPE to VACHIRA Phuket Hospital for medical personnel and all staffs.
Jungceylon Shopping Center still opens for supermarkets (Big C Extra), convenience stores, take-away restaurants, and pharmacies in accordance with government guidelines to provide convenience to all Patong residents. We maintain the highest safety measures by disinfection all service areas both inside and outside the mall, implement the Social Distancing strictly including screening point for users to ensure public safety and take social responsibility together with the best.