Factories to remain open despite coronavirus

It was also agreed that decision to shut down factories might be taken if the condition of the coronavirus outbreak deteriorated

Representatives of factory owners, workers and the government on Saturday at a tripartite meeting decided to keep the factories open despite the coronavirus outbreak.

During the meeting, presided over by State Minister of Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian, at Sram Bhaban in the capital, they also agreed that decision to shut down factories might be taken if the condition of the coronavirus outbreak deteriorated.

The meeting also emphasized the need to increase workers’ awareness regarding coronavirus, while every stakeholder was urged to take preventive actions from their respective positions.

Owners were also requested to provide necessary equipment to protect the health of workers, especially in factories.

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments revealed that no signs of coronavirus was found among the workers at factories, as 100,000 posters and leaflets were distributed among them across the country.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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