Today's Gallery (2021.04.12)

A traffic jam in front of Gausia Market in the capital’s New Market area as shoppers in large numbers gathered yesterday despite the restrictions on people’s movement to contain the spread of Covid-19. Shops are allowed to open during the restrictions on condition that they follow the health-safety guidelines, which were hardly maintained. Photo: Amran Hossain
A visitor checks out books at Daily Star Books’ stall at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair yesterday. Marred by the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and the resulting lockdown, this year’s delayed iteration of the marquee event did not attract a lot of visitors, and is set to close today, earlier than scheduled. Photo: Palash Khan
There will be no physical celebration of the Pahela Baishakh due to the ongoing lockdown. But artistes of Barishal Charukola were still busy yesterday preparing pieces for virtual programmes. This photo was taken from Sadar Road area of the city. Photo: Titu Das