In all, 1,219 Bangladeshis have returned from Saudi Arabia between June 21 and July 3
Another 415 Bangladeshi citizens have returned home from Saudi Arabia, where they were stranded due to the Covid-19-forced flight suspension.
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Riyadh landed in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka at around 3:25am on Friday.
Tahera Khondoker, deputy general manager (public relations) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.
All the returnees held construction jobs in Saudi Arabia and were sent into home quarantine after thermal screening at the airport, said an airport health official.
Meanwhile, another flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 140 Bangladeshis left Dhaka for Dubai at 10:28am on Friday, Tahera added.
Earlier on Wednesday, 416 Bangladeshis returned to Dhaka from Saudi Arabia by a special chartered flight.
So far, 1,219 Bangladeshis have returned from Saudi Arabia between June 21 and July 3.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has so far facilitated the repatriation of stranded Bangladeshis from China, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Oman, and Turkey. These repatriation flights have brought back many, including pilgrims, students, tourists, patients and their attendants, and businessmen.
The ministry said they are fully committed to working under the guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, particularly through these critical times of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.