Published at : June 19, 2020
Updated at : June 23, 2020 22:55
Province 2 has been hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. As of Thursday evening, it had reported 2,898 cases of the coronavirus, the highest for a province.
Rautahat district alone has recorded 1,105 cases, the highest for a district.
Earlier this month, Post photographer Prakash Chandra Timilsena visited five out of eight districts in the province. There were fears of the virus and hunger among the locals but they were attempting to go about their lives the best they could.
Timilsena provides a glimpse of life in Province 2 under the shadow of the pandemic. A lone Armed Police Force officer guards the bordering area in Saptari district to prevent border crossing during lockdown. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPLocals of Hajminiya village at Rajpur Municipality in Rautahat pluck mangoes. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPWomen wait for customers to sell mangoes along the East-West Highway in Siraha. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKP Local women visit the Chinnamasta Bhagawati Temple at Sakhada in Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality, Saptari. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPA local swimming in the Koshi barrage as he catches fish. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPLocal women sell vegetables at Kalyanpur in Saptari district. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPLocals take their cattle to graze in the field at Kusaha in Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality Ward No. 5, Saptari. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPA local plucks litchi at Madhawapur village in Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality, Saptari. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKP A woman gives her buffalo a bath at Jamunighat in Dhanusa. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPChildren at Jhutki in Lahan Municipality Ward No. 4, Siraha. They have been spending the whole day at home as schools are closed. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPA woman fetches firewood from a nearby forest in Pathari, Saptari. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPA man rides on a buffalo while taking it to graze in Lahan. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKPA woman on her way to a nearby bazaar carries vegetables on her head in Dhanusha district. Prakash Chandra Timilsena/TKP