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Shoppers are still cautious | The Star



PETALING JAYA: As more businesses reopen due to the easing of Covid-19 regulations, many would expect bargain hunters to be turning up in droves at retail outlets.

Contrary to the belief, however, shop owners are not seeing the volume they expect at their outlets since the easing of restrictions.

The reason behind this, they reckon, is that people have become extremely cautious despite being fully vaccinated as they know that vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection.

In Kuala Lumpur, a carpet retail store worker, who only wanted to be known as Lim, said very few customers have visited the outlet since it resumed operations.

“Business was already slow before the pandemic; now it’s even worse under the current situation.

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