Dhaka streets wear deserted look on Friday
Dhaka, August 6: The roads in Dhaka experienced less traffic on Friday, primarily due to the weekly holiday. Even with a hard lockdown on, people have taken to the streets in the last few days as the count of cars have gone up.
Roads in the capital's Rampura, Malibagh, Mouchak, Shantinagar and Kakrail areas mostly remained empty.
Today, the laxity of the law enforcement agencies has been seen in the checkposts of the capital. Although there were some policemen at the Rampura check post, all the vehicles were allowed to pass without any hindrance.
Meanwhile, a lot of people have been seen in the market areas, taking advantage of the weekly holiday. Many people had gone out to buy daily necessities since morning.
Earlier yesterday (Thursday) the ongoing lockdown to prevent coronavirus infections and deaths were extended for another five days but the road scene in the capital was different. There was a long queue of vehicles on the roads and highways even though a lockdown was imposed officially.
According to government directives, the strict restrictions, which began on July 23, were due to end on Thursday (August 5). However, the lockdown has been extended for another five days to reduce the risk of infections and deaths.