Locked down, but empty Dhaka

  • Mirpur Road in locked down Dhaka’s Asad Gate is almost deserted on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mirpur Road in locked down Dhaka’s Asad Gate is almost deserted on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus amid a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of Manik Miah Avenue in locked down Dhaka on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus despite a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Manik Miah Avenue in locked down Dhaka on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus despite a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • An almost deserted Bijoy Sarani shows how Dhaka experienced light traffic on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus despite a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An almost deserted Bijoy Sarani shows how Dhaka experienced light traffic on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus despite a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The streets at Kadam Fountain intersection in Dhaka is almost empty on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus despite a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The streets at Kadam Fountain intersection in Dhaka is almost empty on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a mass exodus despite a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A deserted view of Zero Pint in Dhaka’s Gulistan, one of the busiest places of the city, on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A deserted view of Zero Pint in Dhaka’s Gulistan, one of the busiest places of the city, on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A deserted Bangabandhu Avenue on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A deserted Bangabandhu Avenue on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Motijheel, the busy commercial area of Dhaka, is almost deserted on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Motijheel, the busy commercial area of Dhaka, is almost deserted on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of Sat Masjid Road in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Sat Masjid Road in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on the eve of Eid on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove