Family members of Zakir Hossain leaving the capital for their village on the back of a pickup truck along with their belongings. Zakir, not pictured as he was sitting in the passenger seat, said it had become impossible to pay rent on his furniture shop and his home in Mirpur amid closures and the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. So, they had decided to go back to their village in Laxmipur. The photo was taken near Kanchpur on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway yesterday.
Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
Migrant workers line up at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital to get vaccinated. Since they have been included and prioritised in the vaccine rollout, hundreds of them crowd public hospitals in the city every day to get their jabs. Social distancing and other health safety rules, however, are hardly maintained.
The body of a victim of the Hashem Food Factory blaze being loaded onto a van in front of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue. Bodies of 24 such victims, including this one, were handed over to the respective families yesterday, almost a month after the fire took place in the factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj upazila.