January 21, 2022

  • A long-tailed shrike waits for its prey on a wintry day. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A long-tailed shrike waits for its prey on a wintry day. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A long-tailed shrike waits for its prey on a wintry day. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A long-tailed shrike waits for its prey on a wintry day. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque declares new COVID-19 restrictions, including the shutdown of educational institutes, during a briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Students continue their hunger strike for the third day on Friday, Jan 21, 2022, demanding the resignation of Farid Uddin Ahmed, vice chancellor of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.

    Students continue their hunger strike for the third day on Friday, Jan 21, 2022, demanding the resignation of Farid Uddin Ahmed, vice chancellor of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.

  • Candidates for government jobs gather shoulder-to-shoulder outside Willes Little Flower School centre in Dhaka’s Kakrail before recruitment tests amid a surge in coronavirus cases on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Candidates for government jobs gather shoulder-to-shoulder outside Willes Little Flower School centre in Dhaka’s Kakrail before recruitment tests amid a surge in coronavirus cases on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Candidates for government jobs gather shoulder-to-shoulder outside Willes Little Flower School centre in Dhaka’s Kakrail before recruitment tests amid a surge in coronavirus cases on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Candidates for government jobs gather shoulder-to-shoulder outside Willes Little Flower School centre in Dhaka’s Kakrail before recruitment tests amid a surge in coronavirus cases on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • People largely defy government instructions to wear masks and keep physical distancing on a footbridge in the New Market area of Dhaka on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    People largely defy government instructions to wear masks and keep physical distancing on a footbridge in the New Market area of Dhaka on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Shoppers overcrowd Gausia Market in Dhaka despite a surge in coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Shoppers overcrowd Gausia Market in Dhaka despite a surge in coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Most of the shoppers and traders in the crowds on the footpaths outside Dhaka’s New Market defy government instructions to control surging coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Most of the shoppers and traders in the crowds on the footpaths outside Dhaka’s New Market defy government instructions to control surging coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Most of the shoppers and traders in the crowds on the footpaths outside Dhaka’s New Market defy government instructions to control surging coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Most of the shoppers and traders in the crowds on the footpaths outside Dhaka’s New Market defy government instructions to control surging coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

  • Shoppers crowd the New Market area of Dhaka defying a government order to avoid gatherings amid a surge in coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.

    Shoppers crowd the New Market area of Dhaka defying a government order to avoid gatherings amid a surge in coronavirus infections on the weekly holiday on Friday, Jan 21, 2022.