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Hungry for a walk, Dhaka residents defy Covid restrictions

Although economic activities have resumed to a large extent, the entertainment centres in the capital city remain closed as part of measures to limit transmission of coronavirus which has officially infected nearly 270,000 people and killed several thousand of them.

On a warm Thursday afternoon, many residents of Dhaka came out of their homes and thronged the footpath in front of the Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban to get fresh air.

Bangladesh reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. The government announced tough restrictions on movement, halting economic activities, to prevent the spread of the virus.

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