Strict lockdown continues for 5th day
A week-long strict lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus continues for the fifth consecutive day across the country. Police, army, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel have been working to enforce the tight curb. The law enforcement agencies are seen patrolling different city roads since the morning while check posts also have been set up at several places in the capital.
Police arrested 550 people on the first day of the ongoing lockdown, while the mobile courts fined 182 people Tk 1,32,395 across the country. A total of 621 people were arrested from the capital and 346 people were fined Tk 1,06,450 on the third day of the ongoing lockdown (Saturday, July 3) for disobeying government orders during a joint operation of 8 divisions of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Also, the RAB’s executive magistrates conducted 31 mobile courts across the country and fined 277 people around 2 lakh Tk across the country for violating the ban on the same day. On the fourth day of the ongoing lockdown, Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested 618 people. Iftekharul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of the DMP’s media wing, confirmed the information on Sunday afternoon.
According to the RAB headquarters, the elite force is in the field all over the country to enforce the ongoing restrictions and increase public awareness To curb the spread of Covid-19, the Cabinet Division imposed a week-long restriction on the overall activities and movement of the citizens’ from July 1. In case of emergency, one must wear a mask and maintain social distancing while going outside.