The district administration of Khulna has ordered the closure of all shops and markets, including tourist spots, parks and recreation centres, at 7pm from the 5th of April until further notice, in an effort to contain coronavirus infections. But clinics, hospitals and pharmacies can remain open for 24 hours.
Khulna deputy commissioner Helal Hossain, on Saturday, issued a public notice regarding this issue and urged everyone to follow the instructions until further notice.
Legal action will be taken against people who defy the directives, the notice said.
Earlier, the district Covid-19 prevention committee had also decided to keep all shops closed in Khulna from 5th April as coronavirus cases have been on the rise from March of the year.