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5,000 people applied for movement pass to be used during lockdown

| Updated: April 15, 2021 10:29:47

5,000 people applied for movement pass to be used during lockdown

Already 5,000 applications have been filed for movement pass, a police clearance that will be needed to travel during the strict lockdown that begins Wednesday.

Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed inaugurated the movement pass app on Tuesday.

"Already, 5,000 applications have been submitted in just one hour. Anyone planning to go outside Dhaka will require the pass," the police chief said.

Conditional permission will be granted for a specified period of time.

Who're eligible for movement pass

According to Police Headquarters, the pass will be required to go out during lockdown in case of emergency.

People going for official work, getting Covid-19 vaccine jab, grocery shopping, going to kitchen markets and medicine shops are eligible for the pass.

Those going to receive medical services, joining agricultural works, goods transportation, supply, relief materials supply, burial or cremation activities among others, will also require the pass.

How to apply for movement pass

A pass can be used once. People will need separate passes every time they travel during the lockdown.

To register, one has to visit movement pass.police.gov.bd, and put his or her mobile phone number. They will be redirected to a page where one has to enter her/his date of birth.

From there, the applicant will be redirected to another page where detailed information will have to be entered.

Necessary information

People need to enter their name, gender, age, reason for movement, date and time of movement, information about vehicle and their photo.

However, all are not allowed to have the pass. Only those who have emergency reasons for movement will be granted it.

The government is going to enforce a nationwide strict lockdown on Wednesday to curb the coronavirus transmission.

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