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7th day of lockdown: 1,102 arrested, 20.3L fines charged in Dhaka

  • Published at 10:33 pm July 7th, 2021
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Police members flag down a car to find out why the passengers are out and about on the seventh day of a strict lockdown, near Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Mobile courts collected Tk1.7 lakh and Traffic Division collected Tk18.6 lakh in penalties

Police arrested 1,102 people and fined 804 vehicles in Dhaka for breaching Covid-19 restrictions on Wednesday, the seventh day of the ongoing hard lockdown.

“The arrestees were out on the streets violating restrictions,” said DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (Media) Iftekharul Islam.

A member of Bangladesh Army hands out a face mask to a pedestrian near Eskaton area in Dhaka, on the seventh day of countrywide strict lockdown to curb Covid-19 infections, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Mobile courts collected Tk1.7 lakh in fines from 245 people, while the Traffic Division collected Tk18.6 lakh in fines from the drivers of vehicles for breaching the lockdown rules.


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Bangladesh is currently under a 14-day lockdown imposed to tame an alarming surge in the Covid-19 infections across the country, mainly in Dhaka and Khulna.

Looking at the road in front of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, one would think things have gone back to normal, when the countrywide strict lockdown with all its restrictions is still in effect, amid a rapidly deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh. The photo was taken on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The nationwide ongoing stringent lockdown began on July 1 and is set to continue until July 14, at the least, as both Covid-19 cases and fatalities continue to hit new records.

The country reported its highest single-day death toll, 201 in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning, only two days after logging the highest number of fatalities. The new record surpassed the previous high of 164 on Monday. 

Members of Bangladesh Army are stationed at the Eskaton area in Dhaka to oversee the enforcement of restrictions on the seventh day of countrywide strict lockdown on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The Covid-19 hotspot Khulna reported 66 deaths, the most among the eight divisions, followed by Dhaka with 58 deaths.