Local traders are holding anti-lockdown processions and rallies in the New Market area of the capital against the government’s announcement of a seven-day lockdown due to the deteriorating situation in the country. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the lockdown.
The procession is still going on till the last news is received on Sunday (April 4) afternoon. Traffic is being disrupted due to road blockade.
Earlier on Sunday (April 4) at noon, traders took out a procession in front of New Market. Traders say we do not want any lockdown. This is our one point demand.
Earlier on Saturday (April 3), the Bangladesh Shop Owners’ Association demanded that the shop be kept open for four hours a day in a week of lockdown ahead of Ramadan and Eid. According to the shop owners’ association, they are monitoring the market in the light of the government’s instructions to ensure safety. However, many buyers and sellers are still reluctant to accept social distance.
Incidentally, the government has issued a circular announcing a lockdown for the next one week to prevent upward transmission of corona in the country. The notification was issued by the Cabinet Division on Sunday (April 4).
The notification said that all except emergency services will be closed from 6 am on Monday (April 5) to 12 midnight on Sunday (April 11). Things that will be covered in the lockdown are-
1. This prohibition will not apply to goods transport, production systems, emergency services, expatriates / returnees.
2. Law and order and emergency services, such as relief distribution, health care, electricity, water, gas-fuel, fire service, port activities (land, river and seaport) activities, telephone and internet, postal services and other offices related to essential and essential goods and services. Their employees and vehicles will be exempt from the ban.
3. All government / semi-government and autonomous offices and courts and private offices will be able to bring a limited number of manpower to carry out emergency work only in their own organization’s own transport management office. Factories and construction works will continue. Industrial workers have to be brought and taken by their own organizations under their own transport management. BGMEA and BKMEA will have to arrange field hospital / treatment for their workers at a convenient location near the industrial area.
4. No one should go out of the house from 6 pm to 6 am except in case of urgent need (purchase of medicines and daily necessities, medical services, burial of corpses etc.).
5. Food shops and hotels (food supply only) can be done. Under no circumstances can food be taken while sitting in a hotel-restaurant.
. Shopping malls and other shops will be closed. However, wholesale and retail products can be bought and sold online. In that case, the employees must follow the required hygiene rules and no buyer can go in person.
. Raw bazaars and daily necessities can be bought and sold in open space from 8 am to 4 pm in compliance with hygiene rules.
. The banking system will be kept limited.
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