COVID alert fades

  • People’s alertness about mask-wearing and physical distancing for protection from COVID-19 fades further in Dhaka along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People’s alertness about mask-wearing and physical distancing for protection from COVID-19 fades further in Dhaka along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People’s alertness about mask-wearing and physical distancing for protection from COVID-19 fades further in Dhaka along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People’s alertness about mask-wearing and physical distancing for protection from COVID-19 fades further in Dhaka along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Facemasks were a must for bus drivers, helpers and passengers only a few months ago, but now they are showing no respect for the coronavirus health rules amid a fall in new infections. Photo taken in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Facemasks were a must for bus drivers, helpers and passengers only a few months ago, but now they are showing no respect for the coronavirus health rules amid a fall in new infections. Photo taken in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Masks are still mandatory at public places of recreation and restaurants that are open for months after long shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, but fewer people follow the health rules as the number of new infections falls. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Masks are still mandatory at public places of recreation and restaurants that are open for months after long shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, but fewer people follow the health rules as the number of new infections falls. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People’s alertness about mask-wearing and physical distancing for protection from COVID-19 fades further in Dhaka along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People’s alertness about mask-wearing and physical distancing for protection from COVID-19 fades further in Dhaka along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many passengers refused to ride a rickshaw if the rickshaw-puller did not wear a mask in Dhaka a few months ago. Now, amid a fall in new coronavirus infections, passengers and rickshaw-pullers are showing no respect for the health rules. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many passengers refused to ride a rickshaw if the rickshaw-puller did not wear a mask in Dhaka a few months ago. Now, amid a fall in new coronavirus infections, passengers and rickshaw-pullers are showing no respect for the health rules. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many passengers refused to ride a rickshaw if the rickshaw-puller did not wear a mask in Dhaka a few months ago. Now, amid a fall in new coronavirus infections, passengers and rickshaw-pullers are showing no respect for the health rules. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many passengers refused to ride a rickshaw if the rickshaw-puller did not wear a mask in Dhaka a few months ago. Now, amid a fall in new coronavirus infections, passengers and rickshaw-pullers are showing no respect for the health rules. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Passengers, many of them without a mask, scramble to get on a bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, as people’s respect for physical distancing and other health rules fades further along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Passengers, many of them without a mask, scramble to get on a bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, as people’s respect for physical distancing and other health rules fades further along with a fall in new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The rate of mask-wearing falls in Dhaka along with the number of new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The rate of mask-wearing falls in Dhaka along with the number of new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The rate of mask-wearing falls in Dhaka along with the number of new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The rate of mask-wearing falls in Dhaka along with the number of new coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi