Scramble for face masks

  • Buyers crowded the wholesale market of face masks under the Babubazar Bridge and many had little care for health regulation imposed by the government on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Buyers crowded the wholesale market of face masks under the Babubazar Bridge and many had little care for health regulation imposed by the government on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The government has instructed the authorities to tighten the supervision of mask-wearing directives, yet people were indifferent to the instructions while roaming the Babubazar wholesale market for face masks on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The government has instructed the authorities to tighten the supervision of mask-wearing directives, yet people were indifferent to the instructions while roaming the Babubazar wholesale market for face masks on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Face masks are being sold at prices ranging from Tk 220 to Tk 400 per hundred pieces according to their quality on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. These were being sold at half their prices even a few days ago. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Face masks are being sold at prices ranging from Tk 220 to Tk 400 per hundred pieces according to their quality on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. These were being sold at half their prices even a few days ago. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Buyers are checking the quality of masks in the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Buyers are checking the quality of masks in the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The locally made masks are bought in lots from the wholesale market and then sent to other places for sale. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The locally made masks are bought in lots from the wholesale market and then sent to other places for sale. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The demand and prices of face masks are going up due to the rise in the coronavirus infection rate. Buyers are taking a look at masks in the Babubazar wholesale market in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The demand and prices of face masks are going up due to the rise in the coronavirus infection rate. Buyers are taking a look at masks in the Babubazar wholesale market in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The demand and prices of face masks are going up due to the rise in the coronavirus infection rate. Buyers are taking a look at masks in the Babubazar wholesale market in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The demand and prices of face masks are going up due to the rise in the coronavirus infection rate. Buyers are taking a look at masks in the Babubazar wholesale market in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Apart from the locally made surgical masks, the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka features different types of face masks. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Apart from the locally made surgical masks, the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka features different types of face masks. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Apart from the locally made surgical masks, the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka features different types of face masks. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Apart from the locally made surgical masks, the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka features different types of face masks. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove