Karwan Bazar retail market shut as some traders diagnosed with COVID-19

Kawran Bazar. Photo: Jugantor

Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

The retail market at Karwan Bazar in the capital has been closed after some traders of the market were diagnosed as having the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

However, the wholesale market would continue, Abul Hasnat Khandakar, the officer in charge of Tejgaon Police station, told on Tuesday, 21 April 2020.


The authorities concerned directed keeping the retail market shut, said Abul Hasnat.

He added that the wholesalers would also not be allowed to sell their products after a particular time.

He, however, could not confirm the number of infections among the traders.


Earlier, the retail market was relocated two weeks back after two traders there were infected with COVID-19. Now all kinds of retail sales have been closed.

The retailers will sit on the road in front of Government Science College from now on.

The wholesale traders of vegetables and other food products have been directed to do their business between 9 PM and 2 AM.

The fish traders and cold-storage owners have been directed to run their trade between 4 AM and 9 AM.


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