Some semblance of the “old normal” has been witnessed today’s morning, as shopping malls in the city reopened after an extended lockdown break.
Before this normal, the SOPs were, checking the temperatures of the visitors at the main entrance; the entire flooring were marked with big signs, urging the people to keep a distance of at least three feet; kids under the age of 12 were not allowed, families with kids used to sent back by a guard at the entrance.
Once stepped into the building, you will see the old times well lit stores were doing business, with the reserved eateries, less number of people, you will not be allowed to touch every other thing especially books, shoes, jewellery, etc., without sanitising your hands and wearing gloves, and needless to say, that masks are mandatory for everyone, no one can roam around without putting them on.
Walking into the supermarket of the mall, you will be required to get in line, following a three foot distance, sanitized hands and wearing gloves; once done, every visitor has to go through a “disinfection zone,” then you will be fit to shop.
Yes we can sense, all of this sounds a bit restrictive and “acha nahi lag raha,” but to remain healthy and away from the virus, it is not that bad.