All the shopping complexes and malls across the country will remain closed from March 25 to 31 as part of an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Bangladesh Dokan Malik Samity took the decision on Sunday.
In a joint statement, signed by Smaity secretary general M Johirul Haque Bhuiyan said, “All the supermarkets and markets will remain closed from March 25 to March 31.”
He said they took the decision as markets have become empty and also to avoid the coronavirus infection by the shop-owners and their employees.
Johirul, however, said the kitchen markets, pharmacies and grocery shops and shops selling essentials will remain open during the period.
He urged the retailers and wholesalers of essentials not to hike the prices of their items under any situation.