Exodus as lockdown looms

  • People of the southern districts thronged ferries to leave Dhaka through Shimulia pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 after the government announced a strict nationwide lockdown to stem a surging coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People of the southern districts thronged ferries to leave Dhaka through Shimulia pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 after the government announced a strict nationwide lockdown to stem a surging coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • With long-haul transports to and from Dhaka shut amid a surging coronavirus outbreak, people oif the southern districts travelled to Shimulia ferry pier to return home with whatever means of transport they got on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    With long-haul transports to and from Dhaka shut amid a surging coronavirus outbreak, people oif the southern districts travelled to Shimulia ferry pier to return home with whatever means of transport they got on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People getting on a ferry, which has already departed the dock, at Shimulia by risking their lives as they leave Dhaka on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 ahead of a strict coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People getting on a ferry, which has already departed the dock, at Shimulia by risking their lives as they leave Dhaka on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 ahead of a strict coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People getting on a ferry, which has already departed the dock, at Shimulia by risking their lives as they leave Dhaka on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 ahead of a strict coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People getting on a ferry, which has already departed the dock, at Shimulia by risking their lives as they leave Dhaka on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 ahead of a strict coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People travel shoulder to shoulder by a ferry from Madaripur’s Banglabazar pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 after the government decided to enforce a nationwide lockdown to stem a surging coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People travel shoulder to shoulder by a ferry from Madaripur’s Banglabazar pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 after the government decided to enforce a nationwide lockdown to stem a surging coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka-bound travellers get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka-bound travellers get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka-bound travellers risk their lives to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 as they return to work before a lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka-bound travellers risk their lives to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia pier on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 as they return to work before a lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Family members help a child get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they risk their lives to travel amid a surging coronavirus outbreak on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Family members help a child get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they risk their lives to travel amid a surging coronavirus outbreak on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka-bound passengers risk their lives by jumping from one ferry to another after arriving in Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka-bound passengers risk their lives by jumping from one ferry to another after arriving in Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Family members help a woman move from one ferry to another after arriving in Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Family members help a woman move from one ferry to another after arriving in Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Family members help a child move from one ferry to another after arriving in Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Family members help a child move from one ferry to another after arriving in Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People are returning to Dhaka from southern districts via the Banglabazar-Shimulia waterway in Munshiganj ahead of a strict lockdown across Bangladesh, Jun 26, 2021.

    People are returning to Dhaka from southern districts via the Banglabazar-Shimulia waterway in Munshiganj ahead of a strict lockdown across Bangladesh, Jun 26, 2021.

  • People are returning to Dhaka from southern districts via the Banglabazar-Shimulia waterway in Munshiganj ahead of a strict lockdown across Bangladesh, Jun 26, 2021.

    People are returning to Dhaka from southern districts via the Banglabazar-Shimulia waterway in Munshiganj ahead of a strict lockdown across Bangladesh, Jun 26, 2021.

  • Thousands of south-bound travellers swarm ferries at Mushiganj's Shimulia terminal ahead of a nationwide strict lockdown on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021.

    Thousands of south-bound travellers swarm ferries at Mushiganj's Shimulia terminal ahead of a nationwide strict lockdown on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021.

  • Thousands of south-bound travellers swarm ferries at Mushiganj's Shimulia terminal ahead of a nationwide strict lockdown on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021.

    Thousands of south-bound travellers swarm ferries at Mushiganj's Shimulia terminal ahead of a nationwide strict lockdown on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021.

  • Thousands of south-bound travellers swarm ferries at Mushiganj's Shimulia terminal ahead of a nationwide strict lockdown on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021.

    Thousands of south-bound travellers swarm ferries at Mushiganj's Shimulia terminal ahead of a nationwide strict lockdown on Saturday, Jun 26, 2021.