The retail market at Karwan Bazar in the capital has been closed after some traders of the market were diagnosed as having the novel coronavirus.
However, the wholesale market would continue, Abul Hasnat Khandakar, officer in charge of Tejgaon Police station, told The Business Standard on Tuesday.
The authorities concerned directed keeping the retail market shut, said Abul Hasnat.
He added that the wholesalers would also not be allowed to sell their product after a particular time.
He, however, could not confirm the number of infections among the traders.
Earlier, the retail market was relocated two weeks back after two traders there were infected with Covid-19. Now all kinds of retail selling have been closed.
The retailers will sit on the road in front of Government Science College from now on.
The wholesale traders of vegetables and other food products have been directed to do their business between 9pm and 2am.
The fish traders and storage owners have been directed to run their trade between 4am and 9am.