Leaders of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in an emergency meeting today called for keeping business shops and shopping malls closed from May 17 to prevent community transmission of coronavirus.
President of RCCI Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu presided over the meeting held at the RCCI auditorium with participation of the city and district unit leaders of the trade bodies.The event has been arranged as people in the business places were violating the health directives of the government with a mad rush causing abnormal rises of infection rate of COVID-19 in Rangpur.
Senior Vice-president of RCCI Mostoba Hossain Ripon, General Secretary (GS) of city Awami League Tushar Kanti Mandal, President of Nababganj Bazar Traders’ Association Saiful Islam, its GS and RCCI Director Md. Akbar Ali, President of City Shop Owners’ Association Zaved Hossain Jewell, its GS Joynal Abedin, and GS of Zila Parishad Super Market Shop Owners’ Association Rashidul Alam Bulbul, and GS of District Cookeries Traders’ Association and RCCI Director Obaidur
Rahman Ratan, among others, spoke.
Speaking on the occasion, RCCI President Titu said common people and representatives of different professions are becoming infected with COVID-19 everyday.
He called upon all to maintain physical distance, abide by the health directives of the government and keep the business shops, shopping malls and other markets closed from tomorrow to prevent further infection of the lethal virus in Rangpur.