On Wednesday morning-afternoon in the capital’s Mirpur, Gabtali, Parliament building area, Farmgate, Karwan Bazar can be seen, some buses are running on the empty road. Most of the seats in those buses are empty. Private cars are also moving in small quantities. A few CNG and rickshaws are also on the road.
Meanwhile, many people are celebrating Eid in Dhaka due to the increase in corona infection and strict restrictions imposed a day after Eid. Apart from this, many people are celebrating Eid in Dhaka for various reasons. Besides, there are permanent residents of Dhaka.
Zamena Begum, a resident of Mirpur, is celebrating Eid in the capital without going to the village due to coronavirus. He said, ‘Because of Corona, I am celebrating Eid in Dhaka for the first time in my life with my children. If this was not the case, I would have celebrated Eid with my family and neighbors in my village in Rajshahi. ‘
It can be seen in different areas of the capital that the worshipers have been sacrificing animals since the Eid prayers. There are more sacrifices in alleys. Many teenagers have gone for a walk. While most shops are closed, some sweet and tea shops are open. Again, many are rushing to the bus terminals to go home to the village on Eid day.
Before the outbreak of the coronavirus, Dhaka was empty except for two Eids. When the first corona was identified in the country in March last year, Susan met Dhaka for a while. Since then, with strict warnings and strict restrictions, the first one or two days are empty, but in later times, traffic jams are seen.