06 Sep 2021, 14:33
Update : 06 Sep 2021, 16:19

Cabinet orders PCR test arrangements at airports

   DHAKA, Sept 6, 2021 (BSS) - The cabinet in meeting with Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina in the chair today ordered immediate arrangements for PCR
testing in country's three international airports to provide passengers the Covid-19 results

within four hours ahead of their journey abroad.

  "Many countries are demanding PCR test of the passengers within their four,
six or eight hours of flying. Instant direction is given today to arrange
necessary steps within two or three days to carry out the PCR test at the
airports within four hours of flying," said Cabinet Secretary Khandker
Anwarul Islam.

  Replying to a query at the briefing held at the Cabinet Division in the
Bangladesh Secretariat following a weekly cabinet meeting, he also said that
measures would be in place in three international airports -- Dhaka,
Chattogram and Sylhet—- to this end.

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the cabinet meeting virtually from her
official Ganabhaban residence in the capital while her cabinet colleagues got
connected from the cabinet division.

  The cabinet secretary said they have given the directives to comply with
the conditions provided by many countries.

  Airports, in most of the big countries across the globe, have arranged
required measures to conduct quick PCR test, he also said.

  The matter of conducting PCR test is being discussed for last few days and
it is précised today.

  Responding to another question, he said that aviation authorities of many
countries are demanding PCR test within four, six or eight hours of journey.
But, Bangladesh will be able to do it within four hours of passengers’
flying, he added.


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