09 May, 2021

  • People travel by a pick-up truck shoulder-to-shoulder in the Karnaphuli New Bridge area of Chattogram with the long-haul bus services shut amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Suman Babu

    People travel by a pick-up truck shoulder-to-shoulder in the Karnaphuli New Bridge area of Chattogram with the long-haul bus services shut amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Many Eid shoppers at Chattogram New Market did not put their mask on Sunday, May 9, 2021 although the government has made face-coverings mandatory outdoors amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Suman Babu

    Many Eid shoppers at Chattogram New Market did not put their mask on Sunday, May 9, 2021 although the government has made face-coverings mandatory outdoors amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Many Eid shoppers at Chattogram New Market did not put their mask on Sunday, May 9, 2021 although the government has made face-coverings mandatory outdoors amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Suman Babu

    Many Eid shoppers at Chattogram New Market did not put their mask on Sunday, May 9, 2021 although the government has made face-coverings mandatory outdoors amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Shoppers crowd Chattogram New Market without showing respect for health rules amid a coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, May 9, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Photo: Suman Babu

    Shoppers crowd Chattogram New Market without showing respect for health rules amid a coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, May 9, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins an event via video conferencing from the Ganabhaban in Dhaka to allocate the plots of Purbachol New Town project on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins an event via video conferencing from the Ganabhaban in Dhaka to allocate the plots of Purbachol New Town project on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

  • Despite the suspension of ferry service, Eid returnees have gathered at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021 after evading the law enforcers' watch in the area trying to tamp down on crowds. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Despite the suspension of ferry service, Eid returnees have gathered at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021 after evading the law enforcers' watch in the area trying to tamp down on crowds. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Though regular ferry services have been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eid returnees are forcing their way on to the emergency service ferries still in operation at Manikganj’s Paturia pier on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children play with the trunk of a felled tree in front of a banner protesting the cutting of trees at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Children play with the trunk of a felled tree in front of a banner protesting the cutting of trees at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A summer shower cuts through the heat in Dhaka on Sunday, May 9, 2021, bringing some relief to the capital’s residents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • BGB personnel inspect vehicles passing over the Shaheed Rafiq Bridge in Manikganj’s Singair on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The border guard force was deployed to limit the massive number of Eid returnees crowding the ferry port at Manikganj’s Paturia amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BGB personnel inspect vehicles passing over the Shaheed Rafiq Bridge in Manikganj’s Singair on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The border guard force was deployed to limit the massive number of Eid returnees crowding the ferry port at Manikganj’s Paturia amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BGB personnel inspect vehicles passing over the Shaheed Rafiq Bridge in Manikganj’s Singair on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The border guard force was deployed to limit the massive number of Eid returnees crowding the ferry port at Manikganj’s Paturia amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BGB personnel inspect vehicles passing over the Shaheed Rafiq Bridge in Manikganj’s Singair on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The border guard force was deployed to limit the massive number of Eid returnees crowding the ferry port at Manikganj’s Paturia amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid returnees flock recklessly to the ‘Shah Poran’ ferry at Dhaka’s Shimulia on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Though ferry service has been suspended at the port, this vessel was kept operational for emergency services.

    Eid returnees flock recklessly to the ‘Shah Poran’ ferry at Dhaka’s Shimulia on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Though ferry service has been suspended at the port, this vessel was kept operational for emergency services.

  • Eid returnees flock recklessly to the ‘Shah Poran’ ferry at Dhaka’s Shimulia on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Though ferry service has been suspended at the port, this vessel was kept operational for emergency services.

    Eid returnees flock recklessly to the ‘Shah Poran’ ferry at Dhaka’s Shimulia on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Though ferry service has been suspended at the port, this vessel was kept operational for emergency services.

  • Eid returnees flock recklessly to the ‘Shah Poran’ ferry at Dhaka’s Shimulia on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Though ferry service has been suspended at the port, this vessel was kept operational for emergency services.

    Eid returnees flock recklessly to the ‘Shah Poran’ ferry at Dhaka’s Shimulia on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Though ferry service has been suspended at the port, this vessel was kept operational for emergency services.

  • BGB personnel are deployed on the road to the ferry port at Shimulia’s Manikganj on Sunday, May 9 2021 in an effort to stem the massive crowds of Eid returnees trying to get home in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

    BGB personnel are deployed on the road to the ferry port at Shimulia’s Manikganj on Sunday, May 9 2021 in an effort to stem the massive crowds of Eid returnees trying to get home in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Abul Hossain, who hails from Dhaka’s Kamrangir Chor, is brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment by his family on Sunday, May 9, 2021, after experiencing breathing difficulties. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Abul Hossain, who hails from Dhaka’s Kamrangir Chor, is brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment by his family on Sunday, May 9, 2021, after experiencing breathing difficulties. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove