Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed on Tuesday urged people to strictly follow the lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“We don’t want to see anyone on the roads and outside home except for emergency needs from April 14. Please follow the government rules spontaneously and we won’t be rude with anyone,” said the IGP while talking to reporters after inaugurating police movement pass apps in the city.
“We’ve to control the second wave of Covid-19 as we did last year, and for this we’ve to refrain from unnecessary movement. Last year, several thousand people had left Dhaka and now many people are leaving it for the last two days, which is unwise,” he said.
Benazir also urged people living in villages to stay home for the next seven days and follow the government’s directives to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Those who want to go outside should take the movement pass and return home as soon as possible, the IGP added.
He also emphasised the need for face-covering, social distancing, handwashing and raising public awareness to contain the virus spread.
“Already, 5,000 applications for movement pass have been submitted in just one hour and if anyone wants to go outside Dhaka, he or she will require to have the pass,” the police chief added.
There is no scope to allow more than one pass for one person.
Those eligible for movement pass
According to the Police Headquarters, the movement pass will be required to go out during lockdown in the case of emergency or official work such as getting Covid-19 vaccine jab, shopping from grocery shops, kitchen markets and medicine shops; having medical services, joining agricultural works, goods transportation, supply, relief materials supply, burial or cremation activities and other things under other categories.
People can apply for a pass through movementpass.police.gov.bd from Wednesday (April 14) night. Conditional permission will be granted for a specified period of time.
How to apply for movement pass
One needs to visit this link, movementpass.police.gov.bd, and put his or her mobile phone number to have a one-time password in the mobile phone to go through the process to get the movement pass.
People should enter their names, gender, age, reasons for movement, scheduled date and time for movement, NID card, information about vehicles and image.
However, all are not allowed to have the movement pass. Only those who have emergency reasons for movement can apply for it.
The government is going to enforce a nationwide strict lockdown on Wednesday to curb the Coronavirus transmission. As the coronavirus situation is getting worse day by day.
On Monday, Bangladesh saw the highest number of daily deaths of 83 from Covid-19.