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In pictures: An unusual Dhaka

  • Published at 09:18 pm March 27th, 2020

Like the rest of the world, fear of the coronavirus has forced the people of Dhaka into their homes, who are not going out unless it’s urgent

The government shut down schools and colleges, and announced a general holiday from March 26 till April 4, to curb the spread of Covid-19. Thousands of people left the city to find refuge in their villages and home towns. 

The result is an almost empty Dhaka on a Friday, with even the busiest streets deserted. There are no cars honking, the ringing of rickshaw bells is distant, and the air is cleaner that usual.

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