Considering the month of Ramadan and holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has decided to allow keeping shops and shopping malls open till 4 pm maintaining health guidelines during the general holidays. The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification in this regard on Monday (May 4), local media reported.
The government has decided to allow all shops and shopping malls to remain open till 4 p.m. from May 10 on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr amid the ongoing countrywide shutdown.
The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification in this regard on Monday (May 4) saying the decision was taken to continue trading on a limited scale at different districts and upazilas from May 10.
“The activities of the markets, business centers, shops and shopping malls should be limited between 10am and 4pm. But the shopping malls will have to follow the guidelines, including use of hand sanitizer, issued by Health and Family Welfare Ministry,” the notification said.
However, inter district and inter upazila movement of the people should be strictly restricted during the period, it added.
The notification also urged the people to stay at their respective locations during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr vacation and imposed strict bar on traveling to inter district, inter upazila or village homes.
It also urged the concerned divisions, offices, directorates, forces and agencies to issue necessary directives for their affiliated offices following the notification.