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Special Tk 10 rice sale suspended due to risks of contagion

Published on: 7:43 pm - Monday | April 13, 2020


The special open market sale (OMS) of rice at Tk 10 per kg, introduced for low income group people during shut down, has been suspended becaused of huge crowd- reports bdnews24.

Food Secretary Musammat Nazmanara Khanum confirmed the development on Monday.

bdnews24 adds: The programme was suspended amid concerns over the risks of contagion.

“Buying the Tk 10 rice doesn’t require any special cards so it attracted large crowds. This increases the risk of contagion so the programme has been suspended for the time being.”