Thursday, April 08, 2021

The shops are open for eight hours from tomorrow

Traders will be able to keep their shops and stalls open from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday in compliance with the health rules. However, the government will take legal action if the hygiene rules are not followed.

The Cabinet Division issued the notification in a notification on Thursday. Deputy Secretary. The circular, signed by Rezaul Islam, said shops and malls would be open for eight hours from 9am to 5am from Friday to Tuesday. Apart from this, it is mentioned in the notification that the vaccination activities of Coronavirus will continue as usual.

Bengali New Year on Wednesday 14th April. Therefore, the government has decided to keep the shops and shops open till April 13 for the first Baishakh. The circular did not say whether it would remain open after that.

The government imposed a seven-day ban from April 5 to April 11 to control coronavirus infection. Though it was decided to keep the factories, government and private offices and banks open in accordance with the hygiene rules, shops and public transport were said to be closed. However, public transport in Dhaka and other city corporations was announced to be open from 6 am to 6 pm from Wednesday.

Clothing business is booming around the holy Boishakh and the holy Eid-ul-Fitr. About half of the year-round sales are at these two festivals. Traders from different parts of the country, including New Market, Gausia, Mirpur and Gulistan in Dhaka, have been protesting since last Sunday, fearing huge financial losses due to the closure of shops. They were demanding to keep the shops and stalls open in compliance with the hygiene rules.


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