Two malls organised vaccination drives for their retail employees on Tuesday. Two more are slated to hold their camps later this week. They have been asked by the state government to ensure that all retailers and their staff are vaccinated before malls are given the permission to reopen. Mall developers are expecting that the go-ahead from the government would be given from June 16.
City Centre 1 (Salt Lake) and Acropolis Mall started their drives on Tuesday. Quest Mall has finished collating its data and will hold its camp for the retailers and their staff on Thursday and Friday. South City Mall, too, will hold its camp later this week.
A total of 482 retailers and their staff at City Centre 1 were jabbed on the first day. The mall had allowed patrons and other people to walk-in at a different time slot to take their jabs and another 378 people came in. At Acropolis, nearly 200 retailers, their staff and office employees were vaccinated on the first day, said mall head, K Vijayan.
Source: Times of India