Virus shutdown spells travel trouble

  • Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Youths risking their lives to hop on a moving truck after failing to get a ride despite waiting for hours. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Youths risking their lives to hop on a moving truck after failing to get a ride despite waiting for hours. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Lima Akter arrived at Narayanganj’s Gausia to get a doctor see her child. She waited for hours to catch a ride back to her home from Matuail, but to no avail. Many others suffered like her. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Lima Akter arrived at Narayanganj’s Gausia to get a doctor see her child. She waited for hours to catch a ride back to her home from Matuail, but to no avail. Many others suffered like her. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many people stepped out of their home on urgent needs and travelled to their destinations on vans amid the government issued general holiday and public transport shutdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many people stepped out of their home on urgent needs and travelled to their destinations on vans amid the government issued general holiday and public transport shutdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many people stepped out of their home on urgent needs and travelled to their destinations on vans amid the government issued general holiday and public transport shutdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many people stepped out of their home on urgent needs and travelled to their destinations on vans amid the government issued general holiday and public transport shutdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Everyone must stay at home to halt the coronavirus spread – despite this announcement by the government, people went out to attend to emergencies. But with the public transport services suspended, they suffered. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Everyone must stay at home to halt the coronavirus spread – despite this announcement by the government, people went out to attend to emergencies. But with the public transport services suspended, they suffered. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Lima Akter arrived at Narayanganj’s Gausia to get a doctor see her child. She waited for hours to catch a ride back to her home from Matuail, but to no avail. Many others suffered like her. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Lima Akter arrived at Narayanganj’s Gausia to get a doctor see her child. She waited for hours to catch a ride back to her home from Matuail, but to no avail. Many others suffered like her. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Private transport and rickshaws operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway amid the general holiday and public transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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