All shops and business establishments including eateries in 12 cities and district towns will close early every evening to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Local administration or police of at least 12 cities and districts issued separate directives in this regard yesterday that will come into effect from today.
Only medicine shops will be out of the purview of the directives.
The cities and districts are: Chattogram, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Cumilla, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Kushtia, Pabna, Faridpur, Khulna and Thakurgaon, our local correspondents report.
As per most directives, shops and business establishments will have to close by 5:00 pm. Closing time in Chattogram is 7:00 pm, while in Thakurgaon at 7:30 pm and Sunamganj at 5:30 pm.
In Chattogram city, owners of shops and grocery stores were instructed to remain closed for 11 hours from every evening, Chattogram Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Mahbubor Rahman said in an order last night.