Mask prices double in an hour

  • Mask prices and demand shoot up at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decision to impose a national lockdown over the second wave of coronavirus transmission. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mask prices and demand shoot up at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decision to impose a national lockdown over the second wave of coronavirus transmission. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Mask prices and demand shoot up at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decision to impose a national lockdown over the second wave of coronavirus transmission. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mask prices and demand shoot up at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decision to impose a national lockdown over the second wave of coronavirus transmission. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Customers crowd the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decided to lock Bangladesh down over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Customers crowd the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decided to lock Bangladesh down over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Customers crowd the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decided to lock Bangladesh down over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Customers crowd the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 after the government decided to lock Bangladesh down over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Customers check masks at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 as demand and prices soared after the government decision to impose a lockdown over a new wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Customers check masks at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 as demand and prices soared after the government decision to impose a lockdown over a new wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A customer checks masks at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 as demand and prices soared after the government decision to impose a lockdown over a new wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A customer checks masks at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 as demand and prices soared after the government decision to impose a lockdown over a new wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders at the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar sell various types of masks besides the surgical ones produced in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders at the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar sell various types of masks besides the surgical ones produced in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders at the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar sell various types of masks besides the surgical ones produced in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders at the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar sell various types of masks besides the surgical ones produced in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders sell a bundle of 100 masks for between Tk 280 and Tk 400 at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021. The prices were between Tk 120 and Tk 150 just an hour before the government decision to impose a lockdown over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders sell a bundle of 100 masks for between Tk 280 and Tk 400 at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021. The prices were between Tk 120 and Tk 150 just an hour before the government decision to impose a lockdown over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders sell a bundle of 100 masks for between Tk 280 and Tk 400 at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021. The prices were between Tk 120 and Tk 150 just an hour before the government decision to impose a lockdown over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders sell a bundle of 100 masks for between Tk 280 and Tk 400 at the wholesale market below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday, Apr 3, 2021. The prices were between Tk 120 and Tk 150 just an hour before the government decision to impose a lockdown over the coronavirus resurgence. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove