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A rickshaw puller covers his head with plastic as he wears a face mask during the rain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 August 2020. The summer monsoon season in Bangladesh is witnessed from June through mid-October. EPA
A rickshaw puller covers his head with plastic as he wears a face mask during the rain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 August 2020. The summer monsoon season in Bangladesh is witnessed from June through mid-October. EPA
A devotee wearing a mask carries home an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The 10-day long Ganesh festival began Thursday and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the final day. AP
A devotee wearing a mask carries home an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The 10-day long Ganesh festival began Thursday and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the final day. AP
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past the China Central Television (CCTV) Building in the central business district in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Authorities in China's capital announced on Thursday that masks would no longer be mandatory outdoors as a virus outbreak in the country's northwestern region of Xinjiang appears to have been brought under control. AP
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past the China Central Television (CCTV) Building in the central business district in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Authorities in China's capital announced on Thursday that masks would no longer be mandatory outdoors as a virus outbreak in the country's northwestern region of Xinjiang appears to have been brought under control. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face masks visit a park in Beijing on August 20, 2020. AFP
People wearing face masks visit a park in Beijing on August 20, 2020. AFP
Japanese artist Hiroko Takahashi wears a protective face mask as she poses for a photograph in front of mannequins displaying yukata, a lighter kimono which she designed, at her studio in Tokyo, Japan July 1, 2020. Reuters
Japanese artist Hiroko Takahashi wears a protective face mask as she poses for a photograph in front of mannequins displaying yukata, a lighter kimono which she designed, at her studio in Tokyo, Japan July 1, 2020. Reuters
German chancellor Angela Merkel prepares her face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic during her visit in Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
German chancellor Angela Merkel prepares her face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic during her visit in Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
 French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his protective facemask as he attends the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence during World War II which helped liberate southern France, in Bormes-les-Mimosas on August 17, 2020. AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his protective facemask as he attends the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence during World War II which helped liberate southern France, in Bormes-les-Mimosas on August 17, 2020. AFP
Climate activists Greta Thunberg wears a face mask as she arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. AP
Climate activists Greta Thunberg wears a face mask as she arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. AP
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a face mask during his visit to the 3M's plant in Brockville, Ontario, Canada August 21, 2020. Reuters
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a face mask during his visit to the 3M's plant in Brockville, Ontario, Canada August 21, 2020. Reuters
 People wear facemasks as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy at an airport hangar on August 17, 2020 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AFP
People wear facemasks as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy at an airport hangar on August 17, 2020 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AFP
Journalists sit in the room watching, while socially distanced and wearing protective face masks because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
Journalists sit in the room watching, while socially distanced and wearing protective face masks because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
A hairdresser wearing a face masks styles the hair of a customer in Panama City, on August 17, 2020, as hairdressing salons were allowed to reopen amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
A hairdresser wearing a face masks styles the hair of a customer in Panama City, on August 17, 2020, as hairdressing salons were allowed to reopen amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
Students read at Lycee Marie Jeanne school on their first day back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. AP
Students read at Lycee Marie Jeanne school on their first day back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. AP
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School teacher Attiya Batool, teaches her 4th grade class virtually as her son, Nabeel, does his second grade classwork online wearing a face mask and headphones during the first day of school in Broward, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Davie, Fla. AP
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School teacher Attiya Batool, teaches her 4th grade class virtually as her son, Nabeel, does his second grade classwork online wearing a face mask and headphones during the first day of school in Broward, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Davie, Fla. AP
Santas use hand sanitiser and put on face masks as they attend a socially distanced Santa school training at Southwark Cahedral in London, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.  AP
Santas use hand sanitiser and put on face masks as they attend a socially distanced Santa school training at Southwark Cahedral in London, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. AP
 In this July 27, 2020, file photo, fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul.  AP
In this July 27, 2020, file photo, fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul. AP
 New York Yankees Clint Frazier wears a face mask as he walks back to the dug out after grounding out in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Monday, August 17, 2020 in New York City. UPI
New York Yankees Clint Frazier wears a face mask as he walks back to the dug out after grounding out in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Monday, August 17, 2020 in New York City. UPI
A contestant wearing protective face mask exercises backstage during the National Amateur Body Builders Association competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's competition was staged outdoors in Tel Aviv. The 85 participants were required to don protective masks in line with health codes.  AP
A contestant wearing protective face mask exercises backstage during the National Amateur Body Builders Association competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's competition was staged outdoors in Tel Aviv. The 85 participants were required to don protective masks in line with health codes. AP


A rickshaw puller covers his head with plastic as he wears a face mask during the rain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 August 2020. The summer monsoon season in Bangladesh is witnessed from June through mid-October. EPA
A rickshaw puller covers his head with plastic as he wears a face mask during the rain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 August 2020. The summer monsoon season in Bangladesh is witnessed from June through mid-October. EPA
A devotee wearing a mask carries home an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The 10-day long Ganesh festival began Thursday and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the final day. AP
A devotee wearing a mask carries home an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The 10-day long Ganesh festival began Thursday and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the final day. AP
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past the China Central Television (CCTV) Building in the central business district in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Authorities in China's capital announced on Thursday that masks would no longer be mandatory outdoors as a virus outbreak in the country's northwestern region of Xinjiang appears to have been brought under control. AP
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past the China Central Television (CCTV) Building in the central business district in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Authorities in China's capital announced on Thursday that masks would no longer be mandatory outdoors as a virus outbreak in the country's northwestern region of Xinjiang appears to have been brought under control. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face mask and face shields to help curb the spread of COVID-19 ride a bus in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. AP
People wearing face masks visit a park in Beijing on August 20, 2020. AFP
People wearing face masks visit a park in Beijing on August 20, 2020. AFP
Japanese artist Hiroko Takahashi wears a protective face mask as she poses for a photograph in front of mannequins displaying yukata, a lighter kimono which she designed, at her studio in Tokyo, Japan July 1, 2020. Reuters
Japanese artist Hiroko Takahashi wears a protective face mask as she poses for a photograph in front of mannequins displaying yukata, a lighter kimono which she designed, at her studio in Tokyo, Japan July 1, 2020. Reuters
German chancellor Angela Merkel prepares her face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic during her visit in Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
German chancellor Angela Merkel prepares her face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic during her visit in Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
 French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his protective facemask as he attends the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence during World War II which helped liberate southern France, in Bormes-les-Mimosas on August 17, 2020. AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his protective facemask as he attends the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence during World War II which helped liberate southern France, in Bormes-les-Mimosas on August 17, 2020. AFP
Climate activists Greta Thunberg wears a face mask as she arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. AP
Climate activists Greta Thunberg wears a face mask as she arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. AP
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a face mask during his visit to the 3M's plant in Brockville, Ontario, Canada August 21, 2020. Reuters
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a face mask during his visit to the 3M's plant in Brockville, Ontario, Canada August 21, 2020. Reuters
 People wear facemasks as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy at an airport hangar on August 17, 2020 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AFP
People wear facemasks as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy at an airport hangar on August 17, 2020 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AFP
Journalists sit in the room watching, while socially distanced and wearing protective face masks because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
Journalists sit in the room watching, while socially distanced and wearing protective face masks because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. AP
A hairdresser wearing a face masks styles the hair of a customer in Panama City, on August 17, 2020, as hairdressing salons were allowed to reopen amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
A hairdresser wearing a face masks styles the hair of a customer in Panama City, on August 17, 2020, as hairdressing salons were allowed to reopen amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
Students read at Lycee Marie Jeanne school on their first day back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. AP
Students read at Lycee Marie Jeanne school on their first day back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. AP
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School teacher Attiya Batool, teaches her 4th grade class virtually as her son, Nabeel, does his second grade classwork online wearing a face mask and headphones during the first day of school in Broward, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Davie, Fla. AP
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School teacher Attiya Batool, teaches her 4th grade class virtually as her son, Nabeel, does his second grade classwork online wearing a face mask and headphones during the first day of school in Broward, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Davie, Fla. AP
Santas use hand sanitiser and put on face masks as they attend a socially distanced Santa school training at Southwark Cahedral in London, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.  AP
Santas use hand sanitiser and put on face masks as they attend a socially distanced Santa school training at Southwark Cahedral in London, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. AP
 In this July 27, 2020, file photo, fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul.  AP
In this July 27, 2020, file photo, fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul. AP
 New York Yankees Clint Frazier wears a face mask as he walks back to the dug out after grounding out in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Monday, August 17, 2020 in New York City. UPI
New York Yankees Clint Frazier wears a face mask as he walks back to the dug out after grounding out in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Monday, August 17, 2020 in New York City. UPI
A contestant wearing protective face mask exercises backstage during the National Amateur Body Builders Association competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's competition was staged outdoors in Tel Aviv. The 85 participants were required to don protective masks in line with health codes.  AP
A contestant wearing protective face mask exercises backstage during the National Amateur Body Builders Association competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's competition was staged outdoors in Tel Aviv. The 85 participants were required to don protective masks in line with health codes. AP


Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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