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Lockdown announcement triggers exodus from Dhaka
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Lockdown announcement triggers exodus from Dhaka

Droves of people look to leave the capital as Bangladesh set to go into a total shutdown As Bangladesh prepares to go into a hard lockdown from Monday amid an alarming rise in Covid-19 infections, people are in a rush to leave Dhaka city in masses. However, as long route bus services from the capital have been suspended since Wednesday, people on Saturday were coming up against impediments in reaching their destinations. Visits by Dhaka Tribune correspondents to Dhaka’s Gabtoli and Mohakhali bus terminals showed hundreds of people, many with their families, heading out of the city. Despite an embargo on all sorts of long-distance public transports and for-hire vehicles, they are journeying home on trucks, microbuses, cars, auto-rickshaws and motorbikes. Many passengers said...