Tk16,000 fined for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Khulna

Publish: 6:52 PM, July 5, 2020 | Update: 6:52:PM, July 5, 2020

KHULNA, – Mobile courts here conducted drives in different areas including wards 17 and 24 of Khulna metropolis, declared as red zone, filed nine cases against different shops, business outlets and fined around Taka 16,000 for flouting coronavirus health safety guidelines.

Executive Magistrates Md. Tahmidul Islam, Debashish Basak and SM Russell Islam Noor of Khulna district administration conducted the special mobile courts and fined the shops mostly saloons, departmental and cosmetics stores and other business outlets in last 24-hours till today’s 10am.

Under the direction of Deputy Commissioner and also District Magistrate Mohammad Helal Hossain, the special mobile courts conducted the drives in different areas including Aichgati Union of Rupsha Upazila of Khulna and Wards No-17 and 24 of Khulna Metropolitan City declared as Red Zone areas.

The courts filed 19 cases against the shops for not abiding by the hygiene rules and violating government orders related to timeframe of remaining open of shops including unnecessary movement without wearing masks, violation of public order and noncompliance of social distancing.

Khulna Metropolitan Police and members of Ansar and other law enforcing agencies assisted the mobile courts.

Additional District Magistrate Mohammad Yusuf Ali said some of the shops have also been fined and sued which were found running their business activities beyond the time, fixed by the government. The Khulna district administration will continue drive to prevent coronavirus infection and other crimes.