Sandton City announced that it will be closing down the stores in the mall, as well as the Nelson Mandela Square.
However, the supermarkets, pharmacies and other offering essential items will remain open.
In a short statement, Sandton City revealed that stores will resume running in April:
In support of our government’s efforts against the spread of COVID-19, and most importantly for the health and safety of you, our tenants and employees, much of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square will be temporarily closed for the national shutdown, starting March 26 at midnight until 16 April at midnight. Stores will resume trade from 09h00 on 17 April.
However, all shops in Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square offering essential needs such as our supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential items will remain open.
We wish you much strength and safety during these unprecedented times.
This follows after Cyril Ramaphosa announced nationwide lockdown kicking-off from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 to Thursday, 16 April 2020 – one of the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ramaphosa ordered that all shops and businesses should be closed, except for pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol stations, and health care providers.
Otherwise, stay tuned for more updates.