As factories reopen, health rules not being followed properly
Export-oriented factories and industries resumed operation today amid continued sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, but many workers have not been following health guidelines properly.
Additionally, tea stalls and restaurants near factories in Gazipur have reopened.
In the morning, garment workers along with the locals were seen crowding in front of the stalls without wearing masks. No distancing was maintained either.
Meanwhile, workers started returning to their workplaces without maintaining proper health protocols, our correspondent reported while visiting several factories.
Besides, public transports were seen picking up the workers and also other commuters on the road in Gazipur.
While contacted, M Farid Ahmed, general manager of human resources, admin and compliance at Dekko Garments Limited in Sreepur, said in total 2,300 people have been working in the factories.
"We have been maintaining the health rules regarding wearing masks, using hand sanitizers, and social distancing to prevent coronavirus infection," he said.
"Since the last lockdown, we are following the guidelines strictly to contain transmission in our factories," he added.
The government on Friday made announcement of reopening export-oriented factories and industries.
Gazipur City Traffic Deputy Commissioner Abdullah Al Mamun said they have been monitoring whether people are following the strict restrictions.
Police are vigilant in the areas so that there would be no traffic jam on the roads, he added.