The normal in our lives has become abnormal. It is hard to adopt a new world and live in it for quite a long time. Many people of the country have come out of the four walls to see the beauty of the nature during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays forgetting all the barriers due to coronavirus pandemic.
Most of the tourist spots of the country including sea beach, fountain historical place, parks and so on continued witnessing a large number of people during the holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha this year.
Such gathering at several tourist places has brought a new hope to the tourism businessmen as the tourism sector has been going through a tough time due to Covid-19 pandemic.
People were seen delighted when they visited several tourist places. There was hardly any chance for the countrymen to gather in a place under open sky for almost five months as all were advised to maintain a social distancing and follow proper health guidelines including wearing face masks to avoid the contagion of deadly coronavirus.
Many people were seen thronging different places to enjoy the natural beauty during Eid holiday forgetting the fear of coronavirus and scorching heat.
There was a remarkable crowd at Cox’s Bazar sea beach. Many tourists visited Sylhet’s Jaflong on the banks of Piain, Bholaganj Zero Point or Bichanakandi, tea-gardens, Haors and other areas of the district.
All tourist spots in the country have been remained closed since the last week of March due to coronavirus pandemic. However, people dared to come out of their houses and visit tourist attractions during Eid-ul-Azha holiday.
There is still a bar officially at all the tourist places to halt the spread of the coronavirus. But, holidaymakers hardly follow the instructions of the authority. People expressed their excitement while visiting the tourist spots.
Meanwhile, Cox's Bazar is open to tourists to a limited extent. As a result, the longest sea beach in the world has once again become a popular destination for travel enthusiasts.
Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Kamal Hossain said, "Everyone has to maintain the social distance. Tourist centers, hotel and motel authorities, tourists and transport workers have already been instructed to follow the health guidelines strictly.”
Law enforcers including tourist police are alert to avert any untoward situation at Cox's Bazar beach. Moreover, they are working relentlessly to ensure social distancing and health hygiene in the area.
Cox's Bazar Tourist Police Inspector Md Shaker said, "Tourists must maintain social distance at tourist destinations.”
A large number of tourists were spotted at Cox’s Bazar sea beach and some other hilly spots.
Kamran, One of the tourists, said, "I haven't visited anywhere for almost four months. So, I along with my friends have come to visit Cox’s Bazar from Brahmanbaria.”
Moushumi Voumik, a university student, said, “I have come to Himchori to see the confluence of rocks, water and mountains. There was a lot of fatigue while staying at home. So I came to find a little peace. I feel very good here.”
Local journalist of Bholaganj Zero Point under Companyganj of Sylhet, Mashud Ahmed, said, "Tourists have been flocking to the white stone since the day after Eid. This place has become a tourist hotspot after four months.”
Many visitors visited the tea-garden areas around Sylhet. Visitors are also flocking to see the beauty of Hakaluki haor and tea gardens of Moulvibazar.
However, There is a ban on visiting tourist destinations in different parts of the country since March 18 due to coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, the district administrations issued notifications discouraging tourists from visiting the tourist areas.