N restriction on e-commerce product delivery from 6am to 12am

The government has allowed the delivery

of e-commerce products from 6 am to 12 am for facilitating the

residents of Dhaka city and other parts of the country to get

foods and other products amid countrywide lockdown

to halt the spread of COVID-19.

To this end, the Commerce Ministry sent a letter to all divisional

commissioners, metropolitan police commissioners, deputy commissioners

and superintendents of police to take necessary actions on Tuesday.

According to the letter, the vehicles engaged in transporting food and

other essential commodities including agricultural products will be

able to move round the clock on the streets.

Organizations will provide identity cards and necessary documents to

their respective deliverymen and the vehicles involved in transporting

the essential commodities. The deliverymen and vehicles for the

e-Commerce delivery will have to carry stickers or identity card with

the logo and serial number of e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh,

the notification reads.

It also said the restaurants connected with e-Commerce organisation

can remain open from 6am to 10pm, maintaining the health guidelines.

Earlier, the government issued a notification announcing a lockdown

from April 5 to April 11 as the coronavirus infection was increasing

at an alarming rate. From today, bus services will operate from 6am to 6pm in all

city corporation areas including Dhaka.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)