The district administration of Cox’s Bazar has mandated the shutdown of all tourist attractions in the beach town in the face of a new wave of coronavirus infections throughout the nation.
Md Mamunur Rashid, deputy commissioner, has communicated the move on the night of April 1.
On the eve of April 1, the tourism ministry sent an order to the district administration following the second wave of the coronavirus infections in the nation, according to Rashid.
Mamunur initially stated that the hotels and motels would be closed, but later clarified and confirmed that they will be able to operate by hosting half the capacity of guests.
All agencies, including the likes of Tourist Police, have been ordered by the government to take actions in line with the directive.
Mohammad Mohiuddin Ahmed, an additional superintendent of police stated that the tourists were not being allowed on the beach as the authorities closed it and tourism-related businesses, such as Jet Ski renting.
The Cox’s Bazar tourist spots had been closed in mid-March last year after the detection of the first cases.