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Face masks at airport to stop swine flu

Last updated on: August 14, 2009 13:13 IST
masksThe cities of Mumbai and Pune have been overwhelmed by swine flu phobia.

Unscrupulous pharmacists are reported to be making a killing, cashing in on citizens's fears, selling masks at many times their price.

Even though the masks offer protection only for a couple of hours, one can spot many residents of these western Indian cities covering their faces thus.

On Friday morning, a reader discovered she was not the only passenger sporting a mask at Mumbai airport. Her photograph reveals other passengers covering their faces too as they queue up to board a flight.

If you have shot photographs like these of masked residents in these times of swine flu or taken any other newsworthy pictures, please do mail them to We will be happy to publish them.

Tags: Mumbai