Even though the government has instructed to place volunteers in front of the markets, none was seen
Most of the markets in Narayanganj, a coronavirus hotspot, reopened today amid a rising number of cases in the country.
Shopkeepers opened their stores in different areas of the city, including Chashara, DIT and Kalirbazar, at 10am.
However, the gold market in the city's Tanbazar did not open even though many goldsmiths have been cleaning their shops to reopen in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, government instructions were not being followed in most of the markets. Even though a few set up handwashing facilities, most of the shops did not.
The government has instructed to place volunteers in front of the markets but none was seen amid the vast number of people, including children with their parents.
However, the police visited a few shops and asked traders to comply with the government's rules.
In the last 24 hours, 86 people were infected with coronavirus in Narayanganjon the first day of reopening the market and two people died.
Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Jasim Uddin said actions would be taken according to the law if traders did not follow the proper rules.
The market and shopkeepers' association has announced that all markets and shopping malls in the busiest area of Siddhirganj on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway will remain closed till Eid-ul-Fitr.
Along with many others, Haji Ahsan Ullah Super Market, Haji Nekbar Ali Champak Super Market and US Shopping Centre remained closed on Sunday morning.
Haji Ahsan Ullah Super Market Business Committee General Secretary Md Delwar Hossain said the decision was made to keep the market closed in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and raise awareness among the people.