The BRTA has banned all ridesharing services for 15-days from Thursday to prevent the Covid-19 spread.

Meanwhile, shop owners and employees of the Bangabazar area blocked the streets of Gulistan in the morning, demanding immediate reopening of shops and markets.

Witnesses said protestors hurled brick chips at police as the law enforcement tried to disperse them.

Traffic came to a halt at Gulistan area at that time. At one stage, police dispersed the demonstrators.

Earlier, the government announced the lifting of ban on public transport in city corporation areas from Wednesday, amid the nationwide lockdown.

The move sparked anger among other commercial sectors and ridesharing bikers across the city.

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