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Mall Replaces Elevator Buttons with Foot Pedals to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Mall Replaces Elevator Buttons with Foot Pedals to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

A mall in Bangkok, Thailand installed foot pedals to replace elevator buttons in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus and to restore a sense of normalcy while encouraging shopping. The change took place at Bangkok’s Seacon Square where customers’ reactions were positive but were also met with surprise and some confusion.

The hands-free elevators are a welcome change, with one customer saying: “They did a good job in preparing this. I feel much safer because we use our hands to do various things all the time. Now that we can use our foot to press the elevator, it’s really great.”



On May 17th, Thailand, which has the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia, reportedly opened its malls and department stores for the first time since March. This marks the second phase of easing measures as the number of new COVID-19 cases has decreased. The country has confirmed 3,034 cases and 56 deaths.

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