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Covid-19: Hard lockdown continues for fourth consecutive day across Bangladesh

  • Published at 03:04 pm July 4th, 2021
An army trooper questions the passengers of a rickshaw at a check post in Dhaka's Naya Bazar area on the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown on Sunday, July 4, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Police, RAB accompanied by army and BGB officials were seen patrolling different Dhaka roads since Sunday morning

A week-long hard lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19 continues for the fourth consecutive day across the country as 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 Sunday morning while check posts also have been set up at several places in Dhaka. 

Army troopers signal a pickup van to stop at a check post in Dhaka's Naya Bazar area on the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown on Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Police arrested 550 people on the first day of the ongoing lockdown, while the mobile courts fined 182 people Tk132,395 across the country.

A total of 621 people were arrested from the capital and 346 people were fined Tk106,450 on the third day of the ongoing lockdown, on Saturday, for disobeying government orders during a joint operation of eight divisions of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

Also, the RAB’s executive magistrates conducted 31 mobile courts across the country and fined 277 people around Tk200,000 across the country for violating the ban on the same day.

Seasonal fruit sellers, workers are seen outside without masks, defying the government issued Covid-19 health safety rules in Dhaka’s Sadarghat area during the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown on Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneAccording 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 the social distancing while going outside.

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