Police have arrested more than a hundred people in the capital's Mirpur for defying the restrictions issued by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In addition, the case has been filed against half a hundred vehicles.
From Thursday (July 1) morning to 12:30 p.m., the police detained more than a hundred people and booked more than half a hundred vehicles in Mirpur, Gabtali, Technical, Shahali, Pallabi, Kafrul areas. The police operation is going on under the leadership of two magistrates in Mirpur.
Mirpur Division Deputy Police Commissioner AS Mahtab Uddin confirmed the matter. He said that the law and order forces are working in the field to enforce the government restrictions that started from 6 am on Thursday.
Those who go out on the road due to urgent needs have to face police questioning. Despite this strict lockdown, hundreds of people have been arrested from different places of Mirpur for leaving their homes without proper reason.
Besides, half a hundred vehicles have been booked in the operation led by two magistrates. Further action will be taken by the mobile court after the interrogation of the detainees. As per the government instructions, the police will conduct regular patrolling checkposts in Mirpur with a vigilant presence in the field during the strict lockdown.
A strict lockdown across the country has started from 6 am on Thursday (July 1) to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Which will continue till July 7 midnight. Restrictions have been imposed on people's overall activities and movements during this time.
Earlier on Wednesday (June 30), the government issued a notification imposing strict restrictions and prohibitions. In the notification issued by the Cabinet Department, all public and private offices, vehicles and shops have been closed. During this time, if you go out without urgent need, you will face severe punishment, it has been informed by the government.
Considering the current situation of Corona virus disease (Covid-19) infection, the following restrictions have been imposed from July 1, 6 am to July 7 midnight, with the following conditions attached:
21 point instructions
1. All government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will remain closed.
2. All types of mechanized vehicles including public transport on road, rail and waterways will be closed. Domestic flights will also be suspended.
3. All shops including shopping malls/markets will remain closed.
4. All tourist centres, resorts, community centers and entertainment centers will remain closed.
5. Public gatherings such as social (post-wedding functions, birthdays, picnic parties etc.) political and religious ceremonies will be closed.
6. Bangladesh Supreme Court will issue necessary instructions regarding the courts.
7. Bangladesh Bank will issue necessary instructions to ensure banking services.
8. Law and order and emergency services, such as agricultural commodities and inputs (fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, agricultural machinery, etc.), transportation of food grains and foodstuffs, relief distribution, healthcare, covid-19 vaccination, revenue collection functions, electricity, water, gas/fuel, Fire service, telephone and internet (public-private), mass media (print and electronic media), private security systems, postal services, banks, pharmacies and pharmaceuticals and other essential/essential goods and services including office employees and vehicles subject to issuance of institutional identity card. can do
9. Trucks-covered vans, cargo vessels engaged in the transportation of goods will be exempted from this ban.
10. Ports (air, sea and land) and related offices are exempted from this ban.
11. Industries will continue to operate under their own management following health regulations.
12. Raw materials and daily necessities can be bought and sold in the open from 9 am to 5 pm in compliance with hygiene rules. The concerned trade organization/market authority and local administration will confirm the matter.
13. Except for urgent needs (purchase of medicines and daily essentials, medical services, burial/charity etc.) one cannot go out of the house in any way. Legal action will be taken against the violators.
14. Travel for vaccination can be done subject to presentation of vaccination card.
15. Food shops, hotels can sell food (online/take away) from 8 am to 8 pm.
16. International flights will continue and passengers traveling abroad will be able to travel by car on presentation of their international travel tickets.
17. The Ministry of Religious Affairs will issue instructions regarding prayers in mosques following hygiene rules.
18. The Armed Forces Department will deploy the required number of troops to ensure effective field level patrolling under the 'Army in Aid to Civil Power' provision. The District Magistrate will contact the local army commander to confirm the matter.
19. The Magistrate will hold a coordination meeting with the concerned officials at the district level to determine the jurisdiction, procedure and timing of Army, BGB, Police, RAB and Ansar recruitment and patrolling. Also, if any special activities are required locally, take action in that regard.
20. The Ministry of Public Administration will ensure the appointment of the required number of Executive Magistrates at the field level.
21. The Director General of the Department of Health shall give necessary powers to the District Administration and the Police Force to take legal action on his behalf.