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DMP clears confusion over movement in capital

  • Published at 08:08 pm March 28th, 2020
Shapla Chattar Empty Dhaka
File photo: Empty streets of Shapla Chattar, Dhaka on March 26, 2020 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Customers should take food home from restaurants and maintain social distancing if they were to sit and eat, in a comfortable arrangement

With proper health and safety measures, any citizen can commute in Dhaka city. Restaurants, eateries and bakeries will remain open as many people do not have access to and means of cooking.

Customers should take food home from restaurants and maintain social distancing if they were to sit and eat, in a comfortable arrangement.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam sent these directives to police officials working in the field to clarify the confusion over the movement of people in the city.

Md. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DMP media division, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

In line with health guidelines, people can use any means of transport. The DMP chief also asked the police officials to ensure the free movement of those involved in the restaurant sector.

Shops and stores of essential commodities will remain open too, the DMP chief said, adding that the workers at shops should be allowed to move around freely in Dhaka city.

The directive asked the law enforcers to ensure the safety of people engaged in providing emergency services, such as medical doctors, nurses, healthcare givers and technicians and security personnel.

People tasked with providing emergency services were asked to do their duties by maintaining social distancing.


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