Mask up or pay up

  • Executive Magistrate Sanjeev Das conducted a mobile court in Dhaka to penalise offenders for not masking up amid a surge in omicron transmission on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Executive Magistrate Sanjeev Das conducted a mobile court in Dhaka to penalise offenders for not masking up amid a surge in omicron transmission on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • People line up to pay fines in a mobile court in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. They went out without wearing a mask in the midst of a coronavirus infection surge. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    People line up to pay fines in a mobile court in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. They went out without wearing a mask in the midst of a coronavirus infection surge. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A man pleads with the magistrate for a reprieve after a mobile court fined him for not masking up amid the coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A man pleads with the magistrate for a reprieve after a mobile court fined him for not masking up amid the coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Dhaka district Executive Magistrate Sanjeev Das had unmasked pedestrians sign a bond and pay a fine of Tk 100 each at Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Dhaka district Executive Magistrate Sanjeev Das had unmasked pedestrians sign a bond and pay a fine of Tk 100 each at Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A pedestrian signs a bond before the mobile court for not wearing a mask in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A pedestrian signs a bond before the mobile court for not wearing a mask in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Three unmasked bus passengers are taken to a mobile court in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Three unmasked bus passengers are taken to a mobile court in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A man pays a fine to a mobile court for not putting on a mask in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A man pays a fine to a mobile court for not putting on a mask in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The woman was on her way without wearing a mask in front of a mobile court in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. However, the police could not take her to the magistrate as there was no female police on duty. She later left without paying a fine. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The woman was on her way without wearing a mask in front of a mobile court in Dhaka's Shahbagh on Thursday, Jan 13, 2022. However, the police could not take her to the magistrate as there was no female police on duty. She later left without paying a fine. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu