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160 million hits on movement pass website in 2 days

  • Published at 02:07 pm April 15th, 2021
Lockdown April 14
Police stop a motorcycle for questioning at a checkpoint in Dhaka on the first day of the weeklong strict lockdown on Wednesday, April 14, 2021Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

At least 14,026 applications were being submitted every minute at one point, police say

Bangladesh Police have issued 316,801 movement passes that are required to go outside during the weeklong lockdown which started on Wednesday.

A total of 400,977 people had signed up for the pass till Thursday morning and around 14,026 applications were being submitted every minute at one point, according to figures provided by Police Headquarters.

Meanwhile, the movement pass website had 159,922,085 visitors between 11am on Tuesday and 9am on Thursday, said Police Headquarters’ Assistant Inspector General (media) Md Sohel Rana.


Also read - Movement pass: Over 300,000 people registered so far


On Monday, the government issued a gazette notification announcing a set of restrictions to be followed during the weeklong strict lockdown starting from Wednesday till April 21 to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

On Tuesday, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed launched the movement pass app and started taking applications for the pass that will allow citizens to stay outside for up to three hours.

However, emergency service providers including journalists will not require the pass.

An individual seeking a movement pass has to provide his name, phone number, date of birth, destination details, valid identification (NID, passport, driving licence), and the reason for going outside.

The police will then issue an online pass after receiving the information and verifying it.

A pass can be used for one-way movement and another pass will have to be acquired for the subsequent return.

Bangladesh has been again seeing a steep rise in Covid-19 deaths and infections in the last few weeks.

The country recorded 94 Covid-19 deaths and 4,192 cases in the 24 hours till Thursday morning.

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