Gold businessmen have decided not to open any jewellry shop before Eid-ul-Fitr.
A press release signed by the Bangladesh Jewellers Samity's (Bajus) General Secretary Dilip Kumar Agarwala says that the association has taken this decision to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The decision was taken considering the health risk of owners, workers and customers of shops, during a teleconference meeting for an emergency exchange of views arranged by the association's executive committee.
However, the Jewelry samity said in the announcement that jewellers can keep shops open if they wish, but for a limited period and by maintaining social distancing and following all government directives and health guidelines.
But in that case, the jewelers themselves have to take full responsibility, and if any problem arises, Bajus will not be held responsible.
Also the press release urged the government to activate the announced stimulus package soon for small, medium businesses and gold artists, to save this age-old jewellry industry.