Police launch ‘movement pass’ for emergency movement during restrictions
Live Correspondent: The Bangladesh Police on Tuesday launched a mobile-based application for emergency movement of the people during the fresh week-long restrictions from Wednesday. Inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed inaugurated the application at a programme at Rajarbagh Police Lines.
Addressing the programme, the IGP said that they would discourage public movement but the people, having emergency need for movement, would have to take permission from the police authorities using ‘movement pass’ application.
He urged them to cooperate the police so that the surge of COVID-19 infection could be contained.
The pass will be granted on condition of a certain time slot after providing necessary information. The pass will be granted anew each time and one pass will be usable only once.
Two separate passes –for destination and return—will be needed, officials said. For the pass, the applicants need name, photo, mobile number, starting place, destination, identity card or driving license and reason for movement.
The government on Monday announced closures of all government and non-government offices and financial institutions for eight days, imposing further restrictions on public movement and overall activities from April 14 to check the worsening COVID-19 situation in a fresh order.
The previous restrictions on public movement and businesses that came into force on April 5 have remained on paper as more people came out of homes to reach their destinations while many went shopping crowding markets despite high risks of infections in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country.
Dhaka, 13 April (campuslive24.com)//AIT