Today's Gallery (2021.04.14)

Halima, an entrepreneur who sells locally-produced bracelets and bangles in the Dhaka University area, faces financial loss ahead of events like Pahela Baishakh due to the nationwide lockdown that has been imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. She said she had a loan of Tk 120,000 that could not be returned because her earnings have dropped. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Mainuddin Talukdar, a 60-year-old Covid-19 patient, holding his son’s hand while waiting in an ambulance at the gate of Dhaka Medical College Hospital before he got admitted there yesterday. He had been admitted to a private clinic in the capital with other complications before he tested positive for the virus. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Droves of people on trucks, buses and in three-wheelers arrived at Barishal yesterday, just before the lockdown. Social distancing is almost impossible to maintain in these situations, and some didn’t even bother with face-masks. This photo was taken from Barishal-Dhaka Highway Retritola area. PHOTO: TITU DAS
A patient’s feet stick out of a CNG autorickshaw parked in front of Chattogram Medical College Hospital, while he’s writhing in pain holding onto the grill of the vehicle. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN
Due to an acute shortage of stretchers and wheelchairs for transporting patients into the hospital, they have to endure a long wait outside the hospital. The photos were taken yesterday. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN