The Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday requested the bikers to refrain from ridesharing to check the rise of coronavirus transmission.
“Ridesharing operators were often seen sharing motorcycle rides during lockdowns. As a result, different people had been using the same helmet again and again increasing the risk of coronavirus infection,” said a press release.
In this situation, DMP encouraged a one-person bike ride for emergency movement in the city, said a the press release.
However, people were requested to use rickshaws following health guidelines for emergency movement.
The government has announced a limited scale lockdown from June 26 to July 1, on which date it would turn into a strict lockdown to prevent transmission of coronavirus.
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