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As lockdown eases, people find their way around restrictions

Although the government in a fresh move extended the ongoing lockdown period from April 28 to May 5, the gradual easing of the lockdown conditions has been accompanied by people in the capital becoming more inclined to move about.

A rapid increase in Covid infections prompted the government to enforce a lockdown from early April which failed to achieve the intended result.

Later, the government went for a strict lockdown from April 11 and extended it to April 28.

On Monday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the lockdown would be extended till May 5 as there is no improvement of the Covid-19 situation.

However, shopping malls opened this week and will remain open from 10am to 8pm during the extended period, he said.

Parts of Dhaka presented the old picture of congestion and chaos on Tuesday, even as the country reported 78 more coronavirus-related deaths and 3,031 new cases of Covid-19.

A UNB photojournalist captured the scenes around the busy Gulistan area on the day.

Source: United News of Bangladesh