Update June 13, 2021

Dhaka 5-03 am, 05-August, 2021

Indian cattle won’t be allowed to enter to avert COVID-19

Mirajul Moin Joy

Indian cattle would not be allowed to enter Bangladesh before the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, said Local Government minister Tajul Islam.

He said the relevant authorities have already been given necessary directive in this regard.

The directive was issued from an inter-ministerial meeting on management of cattle markets on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha which was held at the secretariat on Sunday.

Tajul Islam said a large number of cattle come to Bangladesh from India every year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. “Directive has been given to keep the border closed so than Indian cattle can’t enter Bangladesh,” he said.

The authorities concerned were asked not to allow any makeshift cattle market on the railways land and highways.

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) arranged the meeting. The meeting also discussed the management of sacrificial cattle markets, security to the cattle and their owners, and management of waste of sacrificial animals.

Officials of Dhaka’s two city corporations apprised the meeting about their preparations.

The meeting asked the authorities concerned to discourage the elderly and children to visit the cattle market in the context of coronavirus pandemic.

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