Police arrested 585 people and fined 414 vehicles as a greater number of restless people were out on the streets violating lockdown restrictions on the ninth day, Thursday.
The arrestees were out on the streets violating restrictions, said DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (media) Iftekharul Islam.Meanwhile, mobile courts collected Tk 1,56,750 as fines from 129 people.
During this time, the Traffic Division collected Tk 8,92,500 as penalties from vehicles for failing to comply with coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
The capital city saw more cars and city dwellers wandering on the main roads and alleys on the ninth day of the strict lockdown, only two days after Covid-19 claimed 201 lives in Bangladesh, its highest ever.
The number of vehicles and people on the street seemed to gradually increase every day amid a worsening pandemic situation and despite the law enforcers fining and detaining people for violating regulations.
Bangladesh is currently under a 14-day lockdown imposed to tame an alarming surge in the Covid infections across the country.
Launched on July 1 the nationwide strict curbs will continue until July 14 midnight as both Covid cases and fatalities continue to hit new records.