Atiqul warns stern legal action for Covid rule violation in cattle markets

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam on Saturday said strict legal action would be taken if the hygiene rules and regulations were not followed properly at the sacrificial animal markets.

The mayor issued the warning while addressing a meeting of the monitoring team at Gulshan Nagar Bhaban.

The 15-member team was formed to scrutinize whether lease conditions for nine cattle markets, including the permanent one, were followed properly. The cattle hats have been set up on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

The team, headed by Councilor of Ward No-19 Md. Mofizur Rahman, comprises 13 Ward councillors and two veterinary officers.

The cattle hats have been set up on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

He said each animal market under Dhaka North City Corporation has a mobile court led by one Executive Magistrate in charge of DNCC to ensure compliance with the health rules and regulations

He said Shakti Foundation has provided 200 trained volunteers, 200 vests and a sufficient number of masks at each market. In addition, the leaseholders have provided hand sanitizers and other health care items in all the cattle markets.

The mayor said that in order to maintain proper social distance in the cattle markets, both buyers and sellers have to wear masks and use hand sanitizers.

He said that “DNCC Digital Hat-2021” has been organized to prevent the spread of coronavirus by avoiding physical presence at the cattle markets.

Among others, DNCC Executive Officer Md Selim Reza and Deputy Executive Director of Shakti Foundation Imran Ahmed were present at the meeting.

Source: United News of Bangladesh