Govt urged not to allow cattle markets in four cities including Dhaka
Published : Friday, 10 July, 2020 at 11:34 PM Count : 353
The National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 has suggested the government not to allow setting up of cattle markets in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Chattogram ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha.
The committee also suggested the government to impose restrictions so that none could move other parts of the country from these four districts during the Eid holiday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The suggestions were given from the 14th online meeting of the committee held on Friday.
Besides, the commitee made a number of recommendations.
The suggestions and recommendations were stated in a press release signed by the committee president Prof Dr Mohammad Shahidullah and member secretary Prof Dr Mirjadi Sebrina Flora.
The press release reads that the virus spread has not yet come under control. In such a situation, free movements in different places including Dhaka pose serious risks to public health.
Regarding the setting up of cattle markets, the committee called for not allowing any catte market in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Chittagong. "In such a situation, sacrificial animals can be bought through digital system. Besides, the sacrificial animal markets can be set up in other places following the infection prevention guidelines," it said.
The press release also recommended to follow a number of rules regarding the setting up of cattle markets and slaughtering of animals.
"Sacrificial cattle markets should not be allowed inside the cities. The cattle markets must be set up in open ground where social distancing rules and adequate measures to chek infection must be taken. Elderly people (above 50 years of age) and sick persons must refrain from visiting the cattle market. There must be seperate entry and exit points at the cattle markets. All the people who will arrive at the cattle market must wear masks compulsarily. Sacrificial animals cannot be slaughtered at the owner's house premises, rather they must be slaughtered at the city corporation's designated places. If it is possible to slaughter the animals through online orders, it will be encouraged," the press release said.