DHAKA: The government has given permission to open business establishments on a limited scale ahead of Eid-ul Fitr.
The cabinet came up with the directive on Monday (May 4).
According to the gazette notification, social distancing and other health rules have to be followed properly while selling and purchasing.
There should be arrangement for hand washing along with sanitizer at the entrance of the large shopping malls, said the directive.
But shopping malls have to be closed within 5:00pm every day, it added.
Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has decided to reopen markets before Eid-ul Fitr to keep country's economy running ensuring the health safety.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (May 4) made the remarks during a videoconference with the public representatives and officials of eight districts in Rangpur division on the present coronavirus situation of the country.
“District-based cottage and small enterprises will also be reopened and instruction has been given in this regard,” the premier added.
BDST: 1705 HRS, May 4, 2020