DSCC to set up 11 cattle markets

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Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has fixed 11 spots to set up makeshift cattle markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The DSCC authorities took the decision on Sunday, said a press release signed by Md Abu Naser, DSCC public relations officer.

The spots are Uttar Shahjahanpur Moitri Songho grounds, Hazaribag Leather Technology College grounds, Postogola Shoshan terminal, Kamalapur Little Friends Club and Aftabnagar market, Meradia Bazar, Dania College grounds, Dupkhola Math, open places adjoining Dholaikhal Truck Terminal, Amulia Model Town and Rahmatganj sports grounds.

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This time, cattle markets will be set up in open areas under supervision of the city corporations to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said they are ready to monitor the cattle market but awareness among the mass people will be much more effective.

Bangladesh on Tuesday reported the death of 41 more patients from COVID-19 disease in the last 24 hours, raising the death tally to 2,709.

Health authorities have detected 3,057 new coronavirus infections across the country after conducting 12,898 tests. The daily infection rate has increased to 23.70 per cent while overall 19.96 percent of people have been found infected against 10,54,559 tests conducted.

The number of total cases in Bangladesh is currently 210,510 which put it as the 16th worst-hit country globally.