A group of 120 labourers have been sent to Gazipur from Kurigram maintaining social-distancing rules for harvesting paddy amid the labour crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Hatia union parishad Chairman BM Abul Hossain said a number of farmers at different villages had been left without work due to the shutdown aimed at curbing coronavirus.
They applied to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer seeking permission to go outside the district for work.
Later, the UNO approved their request and arranged transportation maintaining social distancing.
Three bus of ‘Fahmida Haque Paribahan’ left for Joydevpur of Gazipur from the playground of Anantapur High School on Friday evening.
Meanwhile, 31 workers were sent to Joydevpur on Wednesday maintaining social distancing to avoid the transmission of coronavirus, the chairman added.