Expressing concern over public gatherings in alleys and in front of tea stalls violating the lockdown rules, Police headquarters on Monday asked people to stay at homes as the coronavirus situation is worsening in the country.
Police have been struggling to keep people at their homes since the lockdown began on March 26 as many people find excuses for roaming at streets.
Police headquarters spokesperson assistant inspector general (AIG) Sohel Rana in a video statement said that many residents roam in alleyways and gather for useless gossiping in front of tea stalls.
"Main streets have thin movements of people, but gatherings in alleyways still is a major concern. When cops approach there, people disappear and return again immediately after police leave the areas," Sohel Rana added.
Law enforcers have been struggling to enforce shutdown and keeping people confined to their homes, especially, in the morning.
Police said that in the cities the main thoroughfares were easily maintained with limited movements of people and vehicles, but alleyways have become the real concerns as many residents are getting out of their homes and gathering for unnecessary gossiping and shopping.