"We are a greedy and ruthless nation,” said Rubel in his facebook status
Bangladeshi pace bowler Rubel Hossain has lambasted the people who are trying to utilize the coronovirus situation for making unusual profit and termed those opportunistic people as the 'actual coronavirus'.
Rubel took to his social media account on Saturday to display his rage against those who are taking advantage of the situation and are charging high and illegal price for products that are in high demand.
With rising concern over coronavirus spread in the country, price of mask, hand sanitizers and regular food items has been increasing daily. Government has been making effort to monitor the market and take legal action against pharmacies and stores but that is making only a slight change.
“We are a greedy and ruthless nation,” said Rubel in his facebook status.
“China went through a severe crisis recently but the manufacturers there had reduced the price of the masks, because they are human. Whereas with us, the moment we heard about corona, the mask worth Taka 5 is now being sold for taka 50. Mask of taka 20 is now ascended to taka 100 or 150. Because we are greedy people,” the right-arm pacer added in his status.
“In such desperate times I remember those heroes who fought together to get us freedom. But today despite being under a crisis we are not being able to stand as one. Why?,' said the disgruntled cricketer.
“Price of mask, sanitizers and regular items in the market is increasing. Damn to those greedy, profiteer businessmen who are creating artificial crisis. They are the actual coronavirus of the country,” Rubel concluded.
As of Saturday afternoon, Bangladesh registered 24 people infected with the virus, of which two died and three have recovered.
Coronavirus has infected about 275,871 people across the world as of Saturday. Of them, 172,561 are currently treated with 7,765 being in serious or critical condition.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic.