All the expatriates have been living in the Maldives legally
A C-130B transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has brought back 70 Bangladeshi nationals, who could not join their workplaces in the Maldives due to the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday.
The mission consisting of 19 BAF air crew was led by Air Commodore MA Awal Hossain, reports UNB.
In compliance with the policies published by the government, the BAF is conducting various activities under the direction of the prime minister amid the coronavirus outbreak. This includes the return of the 70 out-of-work Bangladeshi expatriates from the Maldives.
All the expatriates have been living in the Maldives legally, said ISPR Director Lt Col Abdullah Ibne Jayed.
After medical check-ups to confirm that they are not infected with Covid-19, the BAF brought them back, he added.
The C-130B transport aircraft of BAF left Dhaka for the Maldives on Saturday, with souvenir items and 11 Bangladeshi doctors serving in the Maldives on an emergency basis amid the outbreak of coronavirus.