SPAR Gran Canaria has reopened 13 stores in tourist areas of the island as visitors have started to return, the company said.
The stores, located in Mogán and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, were closed in the second half of March due to a lack of tourists following worldwide lockdowns to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
SPAR stores next to the Paseo de Las Canteras in Las Palmas were also affected, the retailer added.
Presently, three more stores in the south of the island are still closed.
The retailer plans to open these outlets when the number of tourists visiting these areas increases.
Impact Of Pandemic
Store closure due to the pandemic affected less than 10% of the total store network of SPAR Gran Canaria partner, Cencosu, the retailer added
The company delivers to 190 stores spread across the 21 municipalities on the island to meet the needs of local communities.
SPAR has implemented preventive measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the island.
The company has installed hydrogel hand disinfectant at the entrance of each store and is encouraging customers to use masks and maintain social distancing while shopping.
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