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