Don’t be cruel to pet animals, Minister to Kataban shop owners


6th April, 2020 10:27:44 printer

Don’t be cruel to pet animals, Minister to Kataban shop owners

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Monday visited Kataban fish and animal market and directed the shop owners not to be cruel to pet animals during the global pandemic.

He urged the animal shops owners to be kind to the pet animals, provide them with food and arrange sufficient light for them.

Local administrations were also directed from the Ministry to take steps in this regard, he said adding “being cruel to pet animals is a criminal offence”.

The government extended the general holidays until April 14 while the markets except the kitchen markets will remain closed to curb the transmission of coronavirus in the country.

Bangladesh on Monday reported three more deaths taking the number to 13.

IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora said 35 were infected with coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the number to 123.

Earlier Health Minister Zahid Maleque said four people died from coronavirus and 29 others tested positive in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday informed that a total of 62,784 people died of COVID-19 globally as of 10:00 CET Sunday.

The number of infections surged to 1,133,758, while the death toll outside China rose to 59,446, it said.