Despite the ban on buses plying outside the city corporation area to prevent coronavirus infection, a different situation was witnessed in Dhaka on Wednesday morning. From dawn, buses carrying passengers from Savar and Dhamrai enter Dhaka and leave from Gabtoli bus stand for these areas. Savar and Dhamraigami buses with passengers were leaving Gabtoli bus terminal around 11:30 pm. At that time, on seeing the journalist, the police on duty became active and stopped the buses.Police stopped the buses at the Gabtali cattle market. On the alternative route, some vehicles were seen crossing the bridge with the uterus under the Gabtali bridge. The buses took passengers from Aminbazar to Savar.
These buses from Savar enter Dhaka in the morning with passengers. Sick housewife Saleha Begum came to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at 7 am on a Savar Paribahan bus to see a doctor. On the way back, he was taken off the bus. The bus was stopped, a police official said on condition of anonymity. If more buses take to the streets with this opportunity, we become strict and regularly file lawsuits and fines for not obeying the law. ‘Zahir Hossain, assistant driver of Savar Paribahan, said his bus was stopped around 12:30 pm. He came to Sadarghat from Savar around 8 in the morning. But on his way back, the police stopped him. Leave the car papers.Meanwhile, the passengers coming from Savar faced extreme misery. Rickshaws, private cars, Laguna, open pickups are heading towards Savar at extra fare as they can.
Buses have started plying in Dhaka North and South, Chittagong, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal, Comilla, Rangpur and Mymensingh City Corporation areas as per government directives. However, long-distance public transport has been instructed to be stopped as usual.
As coronavirus infection has increased, the railway authorities have ordered the sale of 50 per cent of the total seats on all types of passenger trains as a measure to control the situation.
The order will remain in force until further notice.Apart from this, instructions have been given to transport passengers and luggage in the train following other rules of hygiene and prevention of coronary infection.Railway authorities said the order would remain in force until further notice.A record number of coronavirus infections have been reported in the country in a single day. From 8 am on Sunday to 8 am on Monday, 5,161 patients were diagnosed with coronavirus. On July 2 last year, 4,019 patients were diagnosed with corona. This is the highest since then. 45 people have died in the last 24 hours.