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Not public transports, goods vehicles to remain shut for 9 days

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Published: 14:29, 15 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

Not public transports, but goods vehicles will remain shut for nine days during Eid-ul-Azha amid coronavirus pandemic.

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury made the disclosure on Wednesday.

Public transports and those carrying sacrificial animals and daily staples will continue to operate.

A meeting held at the Secretariat on Wednesday discussed the movement of launches and ferries and procedures to ensure the safety of passengers during Eid-ul-Azha.

At the beginning of the meeting, the state minister had said the shutdown of public transports will continue for five days prior and three days after the Eid-ul-Azha and the Eid day.

Later, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury changed his statement at the end of the meeting saying, “Goods carriers will be shut for nine days, but only those trucks carrying sacrificial animals and daily staples will be allowed to take the ferries.”

Passenger launches will also continue their services but cargo vessels will not.