Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has now joined other major mall operators across America in closing down their shopping centres and they will be closed through Sunday, March 29 (or until otherwise instructed by local authorities), at which point the group will re-evaluate the situation and then issue an update as soon as possible.

‘Conscious of both the directives, and uniform feedback from government, and in the interest in protecting the welfare of our employees, retail partners and the communities we serve, we are making this decision to temporarily close our shopping centers, we have not made this decision lightly, and believe this is in the best interest of protecting our various stakeholders. We look forward to reopening these centers in the very near future. In the meantime, we are doing everything possible to make sure that ‘essential’ retail outlets remain accessible.’ – Jean-Marie Tritant, U.S. president of URW.