Mobile courts carried out by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have fined 20 people in the capital's Karwan Bazaar and Shahbag areas for not wearing masks.
Mobile courts are conducting drives in the capital to ensure hygiene rules including use of masks.
Executive Magistrate Palash Kumar Basu of RAB headquarters has been conducting a public awareness campaign in Shahbag from 12:15 pm on Monday.
The mobile court of RAB has fined one person on a bike Tk500 and another Tk200 for not wearing a mask.
During the operation, Basu said legal action was being taken in the mobile court to enforce the government's directives against those who would not wear masks.
Another mobile court drive was being conducted in the Kawran Bazar area in the capital led by Executive Magistrate Masud Hossain.
Besides, 18 people were fined for not wearing masks.
Meanwhile, two people were fined for occupying the road and one's possessions were seized and sold at auction for Tk 4,500.
Executive Magistrate Palash Kumar Basu said that masks and hand sanitiser were being distributed to raise public awareness to combat Covid-19.
The purpose of the mobile court is not to impose fines. Their purpose is to create public awareness in the prevention of Covid-19 added Basu.
Various police stations under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will also give masks in their respective areas in the capital today through a mask distribution programme.
The police stations are- Sutrapur Police Station, Kadamtoli Police Station, Uttara East Police Station, Hazaribagh Police Station and Rampura Police Station.
Officer-in-Charges of the above-mentioned stations will be present in their respective areas during the mask distribution programme.