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12:00 AM, May 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:04 AM, May 23, 2020

No need for curfew-like measures now

Says Rab chief

Despite rising Covid-19 infections and deaths, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Director General Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun yesterday said there seems to be no need for a curfew-like situation.

"We are, however, implementing the system where necessary," he said, while addressing reporters through video conference from Rab headquarters.

Meanwhile, the government has allowed people to travel to village homes using personal vehicles ahead of Eid.

Asked about risks of the journey, DG Mamun said, "The government has taken the decision thinking about the people's welfare. The restriction on public transport has not been lifted, however."

Regarding Eid prayers, he said mosques will hold multiple jamaats, and detailed security plans were adopted, like separate exit and entry to ensure social distance.

The Rab DG also said no one can gather at entertainment centres this Eid.

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