Toukir Ahamed, a garment worker, went to his village home in Faridpur when his factory was shut down.
On March 3, Toukir was told that the factory would be open from March 5, but he came back to Dhaka only to find the factory shut. So, he headed home again, but law enforcement did not allow him to leave the capital.
Many have faced the same trouble as Toukir as law enforcement is strictly following the instructions of police headquarters.
Police set up check posts at all the entry and exit points of the city, early on Sunday, as a measure against the spread of Covid-19.
"Entering or exiting Dhaka is now restricted," Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) says.
Except for emergency services, nobody is entering or leaving Dhaka by the Gabtoli Bus Terminal, said local sources.
The DMP's Mirpur Division set up a check post in front of Parbot Cinema Hall. People are not allowed to be on the roads without proof of a valid reason.
Police check posts have also been set up at Jatrabari, Uttara and Babubazar Bridge areas too.
To contain the coronavirus spread, earlier, police headquarters announced that the police will not allow anyone to enter or leave Dhaka city.
Jahidul Islam, assistant police commissioner of DMP Traffic (West Division), told The Business Standard that, only emergency services such as food and medical goods-carrying vehicles are allowed.
S M Bazlur Rasid, assistant police commissioner of DMP Motijheel zone, told The Business Standard that they are not allowing the movement of personal cars in the Motijheel area. "If anyone tries to violate instructions, police will take legal action against violators."