Desperate to buy necessities at low price

  • Low-income people have waited in a queue to buy staples from a TCB truck in front of Ananda Cinema Hall in Dhaka's Farmgate since 6 am on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. This photo was taken at 9:45 am, but the truck was not scheduled to arrive for another hour and 45 minutes. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Low-income people have waited in a queue to buy staples from a TCB truck in front of Ananda Cinema Hall in Dhaka's Farmgate since 6 am on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. This photo was taken at 9:45 am, but the truck was not scheduled to arrive for another hour and 45 minutes. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Low-income people have waited in a queue to buy staples from a TCB truck in front of Ananda Cinema Hall in Dhaka's Farmgate since 6 am on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. This photo was taken at 9:45 am, but the truck was not scheduled to arrive for another hour and 45 minutes. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Low-income people have waited in a queue to buy staples from a TCB truck in front of Ananda Cinema Hall in Dhaka's Farmgate since 6 am on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. This photo was taken at 9:45 am, but the truck was not scheduled to arrive for another hour and 45 minutes. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Low-income people have waited in a queue to buy staples from a TCB truck in front of Ananda Cinema Hall in Dhaka's Farmgate since 6 am on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. This photo was taken at 9:45 am, but the truck was not scheduled to arrive for another hour and 45 minutes. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Low-income people have waited in a queue to buy staples from a TCB truck in front of Ananda Cinema Hall in Dhaka's Farmgate since 6 am on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. This photo was taken at 9:45 am, but the truck was not scheduled to arrive for another hour and 45 minutes. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Low-income people rush to secure a place in the queue as a TCB truck arrived in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud

    Low-income people rush to secure a place in the queue as a TCB truck arrived in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud

  • Low-income people rush to secure a place in the queue as a TCB truck arrived in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud

    Low-income people rush to secure a place in the queue as a TCB truck arrived in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud

  • Low-income people crowd in front of a TCB truck to buy staples at a fair price in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021, ignoring health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud

    Low-income people crowd in front of a TCB truck to buy staples at a fair price in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021, ignoring health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud

  • Low-income people crowd in front of a TCB truck to buy staples at a fair price in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021, ignoring health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud

    Low-income people crowd in front of a TCB truck to buy staples at a fair price in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021, ignoring health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud

  • Low-income form a long queue in front of a TCB truck to buy staples at a low price in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud

    Low-income form a long queue in front of a TCB truck to buy staples at a low price in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, Jul 8, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud