Shops, shopping malls can operate 10am-4pm: Ministry
Publish- May 05, 2020, 07:24 PM
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Update- May 05, 2020, 08:37 PM
The decision to keep shops and shopping malls open was taken on Monday. UNB file photo
Businessmen will be allowed to keep shops and shopping malls open for six hours from 10am to 4pm every day from May 10, after maintaining health guidelines during the general holidays.
The Commerce Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday in this regard considering the month of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of Muslims.
But businesses will have to follow some rules and regulations. The ministry has asked the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI), all commercial organisations and Bangladesh Shop Owners’ Association to take proper measures over the matter.
The conditions are- maintaining social distance, cleaning hands with sanitiser while entering malls, shops, follow guideline of health and family welfare ministry and regularly disinfecting of all transports that would enter the commercial area.
Cabinet Division on Monday decided to allow shops and malls to operate on a limited scale from 10am to 4pm from May 10.
The general holidays was declared by the government from March 26 which was later extended in phrases to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. Lastly, on Monday the holiday was extended until May 16.
Meanwhile, the country detected 786 more COVID-19 patients on Tuesday raising the total cases to 10,929 while the death toll climbed to 183 with another person’s death in the last 24 hours.