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262 Bangladeshis return from Singapore

Also, 246 French nationals of Bangladeshi origin left Dhaka for France

Update : 24 Jun 2020, 10:37 PM

A total of 262 Bangladesh nationals have returned home from Singapore on a special flight. 

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Bangladeshis landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) around 7:10pm on Wednesday.

Tahera Khondoker, deputy general manager (public relations) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

All of the returnees went through thermal scanning at Dhaka airport.

Earlier on the day, another special flight of Biman carrying 246 French nationals of  Bangladeshi origin left Dhaka for France at 12:15pm. 

All the 246 people, including four infants, are permanent residents of France and were stranded in Bangladesh due to the lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

An airport official said, in order to have a smooth journey and avoid any hassle, passengers of all flights are carrying reports to certify that they are Covid-19 negative and also following the health guidelines set forth by the government.

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