Many retailers have opted simply to close for now, leaving Russians with fewer stores to choose from at shopping centres and in Moscow's central luxury district.
But doctors are worried that India is letting its guard down again, just like in January and February before a devastating coronavirus surge that led to a near-collapse of the healthcare system.
Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa says some shopping malls were visited by 700 people categorised as close contacts.
Health experts warn of a possible fourth wave if SOPs are ignored.
Footfall is already on the decline despite the earlier revival in traffic after nearly three months of lockdown across the country.