Bangladesh Shop Owners Association has decided not to allow customers without masks to enter in the markets from 1 November to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
According to a press release signed by Md Helal Uddin, president and Md Jahirul Haque Bhuiyan, secretary general of the Samity, titled "No Mask, No service", the decision will remain effective till 28 February, 2021.
Bangladesh has confirmed 18 more deaths from the novel coronavirus till Saturday, mounting the death toll from the virus at 5,923. Besides, with the 1,320 new coronavirus cases, the number of cases in the country now stands at 407,684.
Health experts suggest wearing masks as an effective way to stop the highly contagious virus from spreading.
Earlier on 25 October, Bangladesh government decided not to provide any services to those wearing no mask.