Tourist attractions will remain closed, district administration says
Hotels and restaurants in the seaside town of Cox’s Bazar have been allowed to reopen, but tourist attractions will remain closed as the coronavirus situation in Bangladesh has worsened.
The decision came on Monday at a meeting of the district Covid-19 prevention committee headed by local government secretary Helaluddin Ahmed.
During a media call later today, Additional District Magistrate Abu Sufian said hotels can only allow guests if it is urgent.
Restaurants and restaurants cannot provide catering facilities; only take-out services are allowed, he said.
“Hotels, motels and guesthouses are conditionally reopened, taking into account people whose livelihoods depend on industry,” the government official said.
A monitoring committee has been set up to ensure health safety protocols in hotels, said magistrate Sufian before adding that any irregularity will result in the closure of businesses.
No one can book a room for travel or sightseeing; rooms can only be rented to anyone for urgent reasons.
Hotels can accommodate clients at half their capacity. Hotel restaurants will only provide room service and swimming pools will remain closed.
In addition, disinfectant spray and temperature control should be provided at entrances and hand sanitizers should be provided in all rooms, including the lobby.