Shops, shopping malls open until 4pm from May 10

Shops open

Shops and shopping malls will be allowed to open for six hours from 10am to 4:00pm every day from May 10, after maintaining health guidelines during the general holidays.

The Ministry of Commerce issued a statement on Tuesday in this regard, considering the month of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.

The ministry requested the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the apex trade body, all commercial organisations and Bangladesh Shop Owners’ Association to take necessary measures so that the businesses follow the rules and regulations.

The conditions are maintaining social distance, cleaning hands with sanitiser while entering the malls, shops, follow guideline of health and family welfare ministry, and regularly disinfecting all transports that would enter the commercial areas.

The 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.

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