Today's Gallery (2021.04.24)

Shoppers throng an open-air fruit market in the capital’s Purana Paltan opposite Baitul Mukarram after Juma prayers yesterday. Even amid restrictions imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, the tightly packed crowd of people show very little awareness of social distancing. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
Farmers feeding freshly harvested Boro paddy into a threshing machine and spreading the processed crop out on the Barishal-Khulna highway. The photo was taken from Daharpara area of Jhalokathi district on Thursday. Photo: Titu Das
Resting his ailing wife Hawa Moni’s head on his lap, Khalil waits anxiously on the premises of Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday to see if he can get her admitted. With her oxygen levels falling, the suspected Covid-19 patient was turned away by several hospitals and clinics before she was allowed admission to the DMCH. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Sitting on a pile of empty drums, an elderly man takes a risky ride on a rickshaw van in the capital’s Central Shaheed Minar area. The photo was taken on Thursday. Photo: star