Shimulia swarmed by crowds as factories reopen

  • Ferries in Munshiganj's Shimulia and Madaripur's Banglabazar are teeming with large crowds on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite ongoing lockdown restrictions, after the government announced the reopening of factories from Sunday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ferries in Munshiganj's Shimulia and Madaripur's Banglabazar are teeming with large crowds on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite ongoing lockdown restrictions, after the government announced the reopening of factories from Sunday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Ferries in Munshiganj's Shimulia and Madaripur's Banglabazar are teeming with large crowds on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite ongoing lockdown restrictions, after the government announced the reopening of factories from Sunday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ferries in Munshiganj's Shimulia and Madaripur's Banglabazar are teeming with large crowds on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite ongoing lockdown restrictions, after the government announced the reopening of factories from Sunday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People swarm onto ferries arriving at Shimulia on Saturday, July 31, 2021, after the government announced that factories would reopen despite the lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People swarm onto ferries arriving at Shimulia on Saturday, July 31, 2021, after the government announced that factories would reopen despite the lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Passengers leave a ferry docked at the Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Masses of people are headed to Dhaka since the government announced that factories would reopen. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Passengers leave a ferry docked at the Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Masses of people are headed to Dhaka since the government announced that factories would reopen. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Passengers leave a ferry docked at the Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Masses of people are headed to Dhaka since the government announced that factories would reopen. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Passengers leave a ferry docked at the Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Masses of people are headed to Dhaka since the government announced that factories would reopen. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Passengers leave a ferry docked at the Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Masses of people are headed to Dhaka since the government announced that factories would reopen. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Passengers leave a ferry docked at the Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Masses of people are headed to Dhaka since the government announced that factories would reopen. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People headed to Dhaka disembark from a ferry at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Saturday, July 31, 2021, with little regard for health restrictions, despite the ongoing pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People headed to Dhaka disembark from a ferry at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Saturday, July 31, 2021, with little regard for health restrictions, despite the ongoing pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Ferries are running during the lockdown so that emergency vehicles and freight trucks can cross the Padma River on Saturday, July 31, 2021, but people looking to make it Dhaka are swarming on board regardless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ferries are running during the lockdown so that emergency vehicles and freight trucks can cross the Padma River on Saturday, July 31, 2021, but people looking to make it Dhaka are swarming on board regardless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Ferries are running during the lockdown so that emergency vehicles and freight trucks can cross the Padma River on Saturday, July 31, 2021, but people looking to make it Dhaka are swarming on board regardless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ferries are running during the lockdown so that emergency vehicles and freight trucks can cross the Padma River on Saturday, July 31, 2021, but people looking to make it Dhaka are swarming on board regardless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Ferries are running during the lockdown so that emergency vehicles and freight trucks can cross the Padma River on Saturday, July 31, 2021, but people looking to make it Dhaka are swarming on board regardless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Ferries are running during the lockdown so that emergency vehicles and freight trucks can cross the Padma River on Saturday, July 31, 2021, but people looking to make it Dhaka are swarming on board regardless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A ferry carrying masses of passengers arrives at Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite the lockdown. Authorities say that people rush on board the moment the ferries dock. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A ferry carrying masses of passengers arrives at Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite the lockdown. Authorities say that people rush on board the moment the ferries dock. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A ferry carrying masses of passengers arrives at Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite the lockdown. Authorities say that people rush on board the moment the ferries dock. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A ferry carrying masses of passengers arrives at Munshiganj’s Shimulia from Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Saturday, July 31, 2021, despite the lockdown. Authorities say that people rush on board the moment the ferries dock. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Public transport is suspended during the lockdown, so many passengers who arrived at Shimulia ferry terminal on Saturday, July 31, 2021, now have to set off for Dhaka on foot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Public transport is suspended during the lockdown, so many passengers who arrived at Shimulia ferry terminal on Saturday, July 31, 2021, now have to set off for Dhaka on foot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Public transport is suspended during the lockdown, so many passengers who arrived at Shimulia ferry terminal on Saturday, July 31, 2021, now have to set off for Dhaka on foot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Public transport is suspended during the lockdown, so many passengers who arrived at Shimulia ferry terminal on Saturday, July 31, 2021, now have to set off for Dhaka on foot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi