Customers queue to enter a NatWest bank opposite a sign telling local residents how to "Stay safe and Healthy" and advising on how to help "Prevent the Spread" of coronavirus by socially distancing and regular hand washing, in the North Evington district of Leicester, central England. British bank NatWest said Thursday that net profit more than doubled in the first quarter as the UK economy started to recover from the Covid pandemic.
A woman sweeps in the outdoor space of an empty restaurant in trendy Bree street, during lunch-time, in Cape Town city centre recently. Tourism, restaurants and similar businesses, have suffered as a result of South Africa's fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Cape Town, which has greatly relied on income from tourist spending, has seen almost no foreign visitors during the last year.
Union Bank Shari’ah Supervisory Committee Chairman Prof Md Mozahidul Islam Chowdhury presides over the Shari’ah committee of the bank at its head office at Gulshan in the capital on Wednesday.
A freelance carpenter waits for customers along a street in Hanoi on Thursday.