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Today's Gallery (2020.03.23)

child in protective gear

A father wraps his child in protective gear, including the eyes, as they get into a train at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital yesterday. The extraordinary measure was taken as they needed to travel and the government has advised avoiding public transport. Photo: Palash Khan

photo of the day

This bus travelling to Narayanganj from Savar was seen carrying a small fraction of its capacity yesterday. Passengers kept their distance from each other, most of them wearing masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The photo was taken at Shabujbagh in Dhaka. Photo: Sk Enamul Huq

“What will I eat?”

While most of the world is concerned about the growing coronavirus outbreak, the virus is not the biggest worry for 45-year-old day labourer Ayesha Begum, pictured here in Badda yesterday. “What will I eat?” she asked after having been out of work for the last four days. Photo: Rashed Shumon

wash hands

A good samaritan refills water in a drum, which was set up by another citizen near Jatiya Press Club. These have been left for passers-by to wash hands, which can act as a major cautionary measure against coronavirus. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman


Sludge from roadside drains has been extracted and dumped on a footpath on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue. Not only is the waste occupying almost half the footpath width, it is also making the air heavy with stench. This photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon

challenging task for passengers

A man helps a family member with physical disability board a train at Chattogram Railway Station, as the door is too narrow for wheelchair access. On top of that, getting on and off a train at the station is a challenging task for passengers, since the train compartments rest unevenly higher than the surface of the platform. This photo was taken on Friday afternoon. Photo: Rajib Raihan