‘Livelihood being given importance by following hygiene rules’
Published: 07:26 PM, 3 August 2020 Updated: 07:26 PM, 3 August 2020
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain; File Photo
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Monday said the people’s livelihood is being given importance by following the hygiene rules along with tackling coronavirus. For this, restrictions and special control measures have been extended until August 31.
“Coronavirus infestation and mortality in Bangladesh is not upward. The government will take the next decision after understanding the situation,” he said in a briefing at Secretariat in the capital.
The State Minister said the head of the office would give instructions on the presence of officers and employees to keep the work dynamic.
Earlier, the Cabinet Division had issued a gazette notification extending the government restrictions till August 31 to curb the outbreak of coronavirus.
The notification said the opening hours of markets, shops and shopping malls have been extended by one hour. Earlier, there was a provision to open the shop till 7:00 pm but now it has been extended by one hour till 8:00 pm.
The notification further said that other hygiene rules including maintaining mutual distance in hat bazaars, shops and shopping malls should strictly comply. Sanitation with temperature measuring devices and handwashing systems should be kept at the entrance of the shopping mall. Vehicles coming to the shopping mall must be disinfected. People should be encouraged to use e-commerce sites to buy products and food.
It has been decided to continue the offices until August 31 to a limited extent amidst coronavirus pandemic.
The government has imposed several conditions in the gazette notification –
This control will continue from August 4 to 31. Weekly leave will be included in this control.
It is not allowed to leave the residence from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am unless necessary – i.e., buying and selling, commuting to work, emergency services, purchasing medicines, medical services, burial or funeral.
Masks should be worn at all times while going outside the residence. It is necessary to ensure compliance with other hygiene rules including maintaining mutual distance.
Hygiene rules should be strictly followed in hat bazaars, shops, shopping malls and others. Sanitation with temperature measuring devices and handwashing systems should be kept at the entrance of the shopping mall. Vehicles arriving at the shopping mall must be disinfected. Hats, bazaars and shopping malls must be closed by 8:00 pm. People should be encouraged to use e-commerce sites to buy products and food.
Government, autonomous, private offices, banks and financial institutions, businesses, industries and service organizations will be opened maintaining the health regulations issued by the DGHS. Risky, sick employees and pregnant women should refrain from attending the workplace.
All types of vehicles including public transport have to follow the hygiene rules.
All meetings, gatherings and ceremonies will be closed. Priority will be given to organizing virtual attendance events. Prayers will be conducted in mosques, congregations and other places of worship following the instructions given by the Ministry of Religion.