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Strictly maintain health rules during shopping: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed on Tuesday urged everyone to wear masks and strictly follow other hygiene rules during Eid shopping to stay safe from coronavirus.

The IGP made the call at a views-exchange meeting on “What to do to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection” with the leaders of the Bangladesh Shop Owners Association in the afternoon.

All police commissioners, range DIGs and district police superintendents were connected online to the meeting held at the Police Headquarters.

IGP Benazir said both shopkeepers and buyers must wear masks when shopping. Hand sanitiser or hand washing facilities have to be kept at the entrance of the shop or shopping mall.

Besides, body temperature must be checked when entering the shopping mall. Social distancing must be ensured at shops, he said.

The IGP requested traders, shop owners and people to properly follow health guidelines.

"If we abide by the government rules and regulations, the coronavirus infection will be reduced and the death rate will also decline,” he added.

Md Helal Uddin, president of Bangladesh Shop Owners Association, told the meeting that they have set up hand washing or sanitising facilities in front of each market. Face masks have been made mandatory. Disinfectant tunnels have been installed at big shopping malls.

He said traders across the country are very vocal and vigilant in ensuring health protection against the virus.

Additional IG (A&O) Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury, Additional IG (Finance) SM Ruhul Amin, Additional IG (HRM) Md Mazharul Islam, DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam along with senior police officers and leaders of Bangladesh Shop Owners Association were present.

Source: United News of Bangladesh