Pharmacies in Dhaka will remain open 24 hours a day, Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said.
“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 told reporters, after a meeting at the Secretariat on Thursday.
Earlier on August 22, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) issued a notice allowing standalone pharmacies to remain open till 12am and those at hospitals till 2am to ration electricity.
Besides, the corporation asked malls, shops, kitchen markets and other business outlets in its areas to remain open till 8pm and restaurants and hotels till 10 pm. This order will be effective September 1.