The move came as the number of the Covid-19 patients in the district have been increasing day by day
Leaders of business organisations in Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) have unanimously decided not to open shopping malls and markets before Eid-ul-Fitr.
A meeting, chaired by SCC Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, took the decision on Friday, considering the health risk of the city people amid the coronavirus spread.
The move came as the number of Covid-19 patients in the district has been increasing day by day, according to local businessmen.
The businessmen also urged the city Mayor not to allow reopening of shops on footpaths in order to avoid crowds which would further accelerate coronavirus transmission.
All shops selling non-essential items will be shut until Eid according to the meeting, said Mohibul Islam Emon, personal officer to Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury.
Earlier on Thursday, Noyasarak Businessmen Samity in the city also decided to keep their businesses shut until Eid.
Meanwhile, the government on Tuesday allowed businessmen to keep shops and shopping malls open for six hours from 10am to 4pm every day from May 10, upon maintaining health guidelines during the general holidays.
Till Friday, Bangladesh has 13,134 confirmed coronavirus cases and 206 deaths.