May 18, 2022, 3:21 pm
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent: The government has announced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Ignoring this lockdown, there is a huge cattle market in Kuakata municipal area of Patuakhali. Municipal authorities have set up a market on Mahbubur Rahman Road in Ward 8 of the municipal headquarters on Saturday (July 10). Thousands of buyers and sellers are buying and selling animals at the one-kilometer-long cattle market in Lockdown, but no one is in danger of following the hygiene rules. Moving shoulder to shoulder. Most buyers didn’t have masks on sellers ’faces. There was no social distance.
This has caused anger in the conscious community of the area. Market authorities say the market could not be closed because the administration did not take any action. On the 10th day of the government’s all-out lockdown, many are raising questions about such huts and public gatherings in Kuakata. The storm of discussion and criticism is also going on through social media. It has been reported that the mayor of Kuakata municipality has leased a new cattle market this year. But as there was no designated place for the cattle market, Mahbubur Rahman of Ward 7 of the municipal area decided to set up a market every Saturday.
Every Saturday there is a market on the carpeting road. Due to the lack of supervision by the administration, thousands of buyers and sellers have gathered to buy and sell the sacrificial animals, ignoring the hygiene rules. Neither the municipal authorities nor the tenants have taken any initiative to comply with the health rules. The administration is also indifferent in this regard. Kalapara Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Abu Hasnat Mohammad Shahidul Haque told reporters that the mayor had been instructed to stop setting up cattle markets. He said legal action would be taken against them if the hats were set up.