The government today suggested giving extra focus on online cattle markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
No cattle market will be allowed on roads and cattle-carrying trucks must have banners mentioning the respective marketplace. Besides, the trucks will not be allowed to stop on the road.
The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at the ministry of home affairs to review the law and order situation on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
Senior Secretary of the Public Security Department Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Secretary of the Security Services Division Md Shahiduzzaman, Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed, senior officials and others were present at the meeting.
According to a statement signed by home ministry's Public Relations Officer Sharif Mahmud, the law enforcing agencies were asked at the meeting to take necessary steps to ensure health and hygiene at the cattle markets following the guidelines of the health minister.
People planning to visit cattle markets must wear masks and if anyone is found without a mask, then he will have to purchase a mask from the leaseholder of the market. The leaseholders were also asked to set up sinks and sanitisers for hand washing at the cattle markets.