The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which is essentially a mild lockdown, has been extended till June 9, but many companies, service industries and retailers have been allowed to reopen albeit with strict instructions to follow certain procedures like practising social distancing, washing of hands with sanitizers and wearing face masks. Retailers have to limit the number of customers in their stores at any one time.
Many AV and hi-fi dealers/distributors have started to reopen their showrooms even as the economic collapse has started to affect their revenues.
John Yew, boss of CMY Audio & Visual, said all his three showrooms in shopping malls – Sunway Pyramid, Starling Mall and Sungei Wang Plaza have reopened since May 4.
“But the opening hours have been shortened to 10am till 8pm daily,” he said.
Andy Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi said his showroom in IOI Mall in Puchong is open only from 10am till 6pm. “The showrooms in Wisma MPL, Kuala Lumpur, and Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya are open on a by appointment basis,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rocky of Absolute Sound said the showroom in the Plaza Damas area is open from 11am to 7pm during the MCMO period.