Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Sunday said that over one crore users of different mobile operators went out of Dhaka between 4 May and 15 May.
Sharing the statistics on his Facebook handle, the minister expressed concern that this massive exodus amid lockdown would only increase Covid-19 infections.
According to the data, a total of 10,645,697 subscribers left Dhaka in 12 days while 412,763 subscribers entered Dhaka on Saturday alone.
"Only future will tell what they (outgoing and incoming subscribers) carried to homes and are returning with. May Allah have mercy on us," Mustafa Jabbar wrote in his post.