74 more stranded Bangladeshi return from India

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DHAKA, May 22, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh brought back 74 more its stranded
nationals from India this afternoon.

With the aforesaid returnees, Bangladesh has brought back over 3,500 people
through 25 chartered flights amid the ongoing flight suspension due to COVID
-19 pandemic.

A ferry flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at HSIA from Kolkata at
4 pm today bringing back 74 Bangladeshi citizens, spokesperson of the
airlines Deputy General Manager (PR) Tahera Khondokar told BSS.

As per the government decision, all the returnee Bangladeshis would be sent
to a 14-day institutional quarantine under the management of the Armed Forces
Division (AFD) if they fail to show medical certificates at theairport on
their arrival here.

Apart from Kolkata, Dhaka in coordination with Bangladesh High Commission
in New Delhi operated chartered flights from other Indian cities including
New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore since April 20.

Most of the returnees from India comprise patients, their families,
students and tourists while apart from air routes over 500 Bangladesh
nationals returned home by road in the last two weeks from a number of
Indiancities, said Bangladesh mission in Delhi in a statement, earlier.

Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi in coordination with Bangladesh
missions in Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati and Agartala is still working to bring
back the rest of the Bangladesh citizens who are willing to return home, it
added.

On May 14, Bangladesh extended the ongoing ban on flight operation for the
sixth consecutive time till May 30 to and from all European countriesand the
nations that restricted the entry of Bangladeshis to their territories as
well as on all domestic routes over the coronavirus fear.

Bangladesh also repatriated stranded Bangladeshis from different other
countries including the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, Thailand, Singapore
and Malaysia.

Other countries, including India, the USA, the UK, India, Japan, Canada,
Australia, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Bhutan,Myanmar
and different European countries also operated several specialchartered
flights amid the flight suspension to repatriate their citizensfrom here.
Nearly 333,000 people have so far been killed and nearly 5.1 million
infected worldwide by the COVID-19, which has left half of humanity under
some form of lockdown and pushed the global economy towards its
worstdownturn.

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