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In pictures: Empty streets in Dhaka as strict Covid lockdown begins

  • Published at 02:09 pm July 1st, 2021

Residents of Dhaka woke up to a deserted capital city on Thursday morning as the country entered a stringent lockdown with different security agencies patrolling the roads.

The complete lockdown, which aims to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, will continue till July 7 midnight.

Army personnel started patrolling the city streets alongside other law enforcement agencies as the government scrambles to bring the pandemic under control.   

Police have set up barricades and check-posts at all important points of the city to monitor the movement of people and vehicles. So, most roads in the capital were found almost empty with fewer private vehicles moving.

The photos were taken by Dhaka Tribune Staff Photographer Mehedi Hasan from different areas of the city.

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