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Thailand opens malls after nearly two months amid coronavirus outbreak

Top mall operator, Central Pattana reopening 33 of nationwide shopping centers

People walk in front of an Apple store in Icon Siam shopping center as shopping centers reopen nation wide during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand May 17.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand on Sunday opened malls and department stores for the first time since March in its second phase of relaxing measures as the number of new coronavirus cases slowed.

The country’s top mall operator, Central Pattana said it was reopening 33 of its shopping centers nationwide.

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