Pharmacies will remain open 24hrs: Zahid Maleque

Health minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said in a meeting at the secretariat that the pharmacies in Dhaka will remain open 24 hours a day.

‘We do not give any instructions regarding the closure of the pharmacies by midnight. We are in talks with the city corporations on this. Anyway, pharmacies can remain open for 24 hours,’ he said.

Earlier on August 22, Dhaka South City Corporation issued a notice allowing standalone pharmacies to remain open till 12:00am and those at hospitals till 2:00am to ration electricity.

Besides, the corporation asked malls, shops, kitchen markets and other business outlets in its areas to remain open till 8:00pm and restaurants and hotels till 10:00pm. This order will be effective September 1.

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