The Ministry of Commerce has decided to continue Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)-2022 following the safety guidelines amid the newly imposed coronavirus (Omicron) restrictions.
The ban imposed by the government on Monday in the wake of the new type of Covid-19 infection does not call for the closure of shopping malls or shops... Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce Tapan Kanti Ghosh told media on Tuesday. (Jan 11).
He went on saying, like shopping malls, products are being bought, sold and exhibited at the trade fair so for now we are not closing the fair. It will continue following the hygiene rules. However, if the situation worsens, the next decision will be taken after review.
The Dhaka International Trade Fair 2022 kicked off on Jan 1 at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center in the capital's Purbachal area. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the month-long fair.
Meanwhile, the government on Monday (Jan 10) imposed restrictions across the country from Jan 13 in a bid to prevent further spreading of coronavirus, including its new variant Omicron.
A total of 225 stalls including Pran-RFL, Jamuna, Abul Khair, Apex, big local companies, eight different countries including India, Turkey, Thailand and China have participated in this year's trade fair.