Staff Correspondent: The banned world’s best all-rounder cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has incurred huge losses in crab business as the coronavirus hits hard in China, the main destination of crab market. Shakib owns a large crab farm in Satkhira. About 400 metric tons of crab have been exported to China in last two years. But due to the coronavirus breakout, Shakib’s crab firm trade has been collapsed.
The coronavirus death toll in China is continuously increasing every moment. The whole world is avoiding commercial relations with the country to prevent the spread of the virus. Though no reports of coronavirus have been reported in Bangladesh so far, however, a negative impact has already created with China in trade.
The deadly coronavirus has collapsed Bangladesh’s crab and Asian swamp eel export trade where China is the only country that exported these from Bangladesh.
It has been learned that the crab and swamp eel export has been stopped in China since January 25. As a result, these crabs and swamp eels have to be sold in the country. As the demand for crab production is much higher in the country, the fair prices are not available. The price of crab was Tk 2000 per kg which is now dropped by Tk 300 to 400 per kg.
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