Karwan Bazar closed for retailers
Karwan Bazar, one of the biggest kitchen markets in Dhaka city, has been closed for retail sales as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. Only wholesalers can trade at the market following a new schedule. However, the retailers will now sit on the road in front of the Government Science College.
Rubaiyet Zaman, additional deputy commissioner (Tejgaon division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the decision was taken to ensure social distancing as a number of the traders and workers have tested Covid-19 positive. As per the new schedule, vegetable and food wholesalers will have to finish trade between 9:00pm and 2:00am while the fishermen will trade between 4:00am and 9:00am.
All vehicles will enter the market through the side lane of the CA Building, the front lanes of the Wasa Building and Hotel La Vinci. The vehicles will go out of the market by the roads in front of Petrobangla and TCB Building.
The decision will be completely implemented from tomorrow, the police official told The Daily Star. The employees of the city corporation have already drawn social distancing circle marks on the road in front of Government Science College for the retailers, he added.