Dhaka turns into ghost city as BD enforces tough lockdown


Thousands of police patrolled the empty streets of the Bangladesh capital on Wednesday as the government enforced a strict nationwide lockdown to combat a deadly new coronavirus wave.

Normally jammed with some of Asia’s worst gridlock, Dhaka took on the air of a ghost town as officers set up checkpoints across the city of 20 million people to ensure no-one ventured out without a special pass.

Wednesday was the first day of the Bengali new year, when millions normally flock to traditional rallies in major cities, as well as the first day of Ramazan.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1618333/dhaka-turns-into-ghost-city-as-bd-enforces-tough-lockdown

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