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Covid: Hard lockdown continues for third consecutive day across Bangladesh

  • Published at 08:13 am July 3rd, 2021
Police and army troopers question vehicle drivers at a check post in Dhaka's Panthapath area on the third day of the nationwide lockdown on Saturday, July 3, 2021 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Law enforcers accompanied by army and BGB officials were seen patrolling different Dhaka roads since Saturday morning

A week-long hard lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19 continues for the third 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 Saturday morning while check posts also have been set up at several places in Dhaka. 

A Border Guard Bangladesh trooper uses a loudhailer to warn the public on a street in Dhaka on the third day of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on Saturday, July 3, 2021 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribunePolice arrested 550 people on the first day of the ongoing lockdown and 320 on the second day in the capital for being outside without urgent needs.

Meanwhile, the mobile courts fined 182 people Tk132,395 across the country on Thursday.

Rickshaw and van pullers are finding it difficult to earn their daily bread as Dhaka streets remain mostly empty on the third day of the nationwide hard lockdown on Saturday, July 3, 2021  Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune 

Total 66 RAB patrol teams were deployed and 145 check posts were set up across the country on the second day of ongoing lockdown.

RAB operated 59 mobile courts across the country on the same day and fined 213 people a total amount of Tk215,540.

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.

People queue up in front of a Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) truck in Mirpur, Dhaka to buy rice on the third day of the nationwide hard lockdown on Saturday, July 3, 2021 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneTo 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.

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