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Cox’s Bazar host tourists from Monday

Cox’s Bazar host tourists from Monday

Sea beaches, tourist spots and hotels-motels in Cox’s Bazar municipality area will reopen on a limited scale for tourists from Monday (Aug 17) after about a five-month closure due to Covid-19 pandemic.

“Tourism and relevant businesses in Cox’s Bazar municipality area will be allowed to reopen maintaining the health guidelines strictly,” local media reported citing Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar M Kamal Hossain.

District administration’s tourist cell took this decision at a meeting recently.

In consultation with the members of the tourist cell, the administration has prepared guidelines and health directives in line with the government’s instructions to ensure safety of tourists.

The local administration in cooperation of the tourist cell will monitor the implementation of the guidelines. Action will be taken if anyone violates the instructions.

All hotels-motels and tourist spots remained closed from Mar 18 as per decision of the committee formed following the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Over 470 hotels and motels, around 2,000 food outlets, tourism-based business houses and thousands of workers in the sector remained almost idle since Mar 18.