Bangladesh imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 26 as coronavirus spread across the country of 168 million people.
Even as authorities battle a surge in virus cases, these devotees on Saturday trooped out in thousands to pay final respect to the popular Imam
According to Aide to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina – Shah Ali Farhad, over 100,000 people were present for the funeral, while the local police chief – Shahadat Hossain added that officers were helpless to stop the crowds who came to honour the 55-year-old popular preacher and seminary head, who died on Friday.
“People came in waves,” he said.
More than 100,000 people in Bangladesh attend the burial of a very popular Islamic preacher and a senior leader of the Islamist party in the district of Brahmanbaria.
We would see the result of this madness in 2 weeks time. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/sg5QdjXcoJ
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 20, 2020