Faruque Hassan, President, BGMEA, has urged the Bangladesh government to allow RMG factories to operate during the strict COVID restrictions’ from July 23 to August 5. Hassan asked association members to make preparations to operate factories from August 1 amid the restrictions although the government gave no direction in this regard.
In a circular dated July 13, the Cabinet Division relaxed the restrictions on public movement and business activities from July 14 midnight to July 23 morning for Eid to be celebrated on July 21 and pre-Eid economic activities. The division imposed he fresh restrictions from July 23 to August 5 to contain the spread of COVID infections.
According to the notification, all industries and factories will remain closed from July 23 to August 5 although the factories were in operation during the restrictions enforced by the government earlier.