Today's Gallery (2020.05.16) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2020.05.16)

the covid 19 pandemic: life into uncertainty

The Covid-19 pandemic and a nationwide shutdown have thrown Ayesha Begum’s life into uncertainty. A mother of one, the elderly widow had been staying indoors for over a month since the government enforced the shutdown on March 26 to slow the spread of the deadly virus. But she has recently resumed repairing bicycles, rickshaws and rickshaw vans along a road in the capital’s Mugda area to make a living. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

shoppers queue up

Shoppers queue up at the entrance to Suvastu Nazar Valley shopping complex in the capital’s Shahajadpur yesterday. An employee of the mall is measuring their body temperature with an infrared thermometer before allowing them in to check if anyone is showing symptoms of Covid-19. Amid a countrywide shutdown, the government allowed shopping malls to operate on a limited scale from May 10 ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. Photo: Anisur Rahman

highly polluted

The water of the Karnaphuli is highly polluted at the conflux of the river and Chaktai canal in Chattogram city’s Mariner’s Drive area. Green activists blame release of untreated waste water and sewage waste into the river from households and factories for the poor state. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rajib Raihan