dd City dwellers unable to pay rent leave Dhaka

City dwellers unable to pay rent leave Dhaka

Published: 03 Jul 2020   

Online Desk

A large number of city dwellers have been leaving the capital or changing houses as their income took a hit an many of them lost their capacity to pay house rent.


Many lower middle class and middle class people who lost their jobs or experienced severe reduction of earning sources were forced to leave the city due to high house rent and other expenses.   


Besides, changing accommodation became more frequent as many were seeking to move into small houses with low rent.


The exodus started after Covid-19 hit the country in early March, prompting the government to announce a general holiday.


Bangladesh on Thursday saw the highest spike in coronavirus cases in a single day as 4,019 more people were diagnosed with the virus in 24 hours.


The death toll from the virus now stands at 1,926 as 38 more people died during the period.


UNB photojournalist captured photos of some leaving the city and moving to their village homes for survival. The photos were taken in Rajabazar area on Thursday.

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