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731 more Bangladeshis return home from Canada, India, Maldives

  • Published at 10:11 pm May 22nd, 2020
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File photo of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Dhaka Tribune

195 from Canada, 184 from India, and 352 from Maldives

As many as 731 Bangladeshis stranded in Canada, India, and Maldives, owing to the travel restrictions enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic, returned to Bangladesh on Friday.

A total of 195 Bangladeshis stuck in Canada returned to Bangladesh.

The chartered Qatar Airways flight with the returnees landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 7:41am on Friday, confirmed Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, the airport director.

In collaboration with the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa, and the Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto, the flight left for Bangladesh on Wednesday night (Canada time), under the direction of the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, 184 Bangladeshis returned to Bangladesh from India on two separate chartered flights on Friday.

A special Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight with 74 passengers from the Indian city of Kolkata, landed at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 4:00pm.

Tahera Khandaker, deputy general manager (public relations) of the airline, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Another batch of 110 Bangladeshis also returned home from Chennai, India, on a special US-Bangla Airlines flight, landing at the airport at around 2:35pm.

Kamrul Islam, general manager (public relations) of US-Bangla Airlines, confirmed the matter.

Of the 110 returnees from Chennai, two are minors.

All of them brought the required valid medical certificates from India stating that they had tested negative for Covid-19, Kamrul said.

Besides, 352 expatriates have returned to Bangladesh on two separate special flights of Maldivian airline.

One of the chartered flights landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 7pm, and the other at 8pm on Friday.

On May 14, the ban on all domestic and international flights in Bangladesh was extended till May 30, in line with the extension of the nationwide general holidays.

Air/sea/land port and railway station

Entries in last 24 hours

Total entry

International airports

1090

3,33,450

Land ports

349

3,34,117

Seaports

87

18,609

Cantonment Railway Station

0

7,029

Total number of screened passengers

1526

6,93,305

Source: Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room, DGHS

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