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33 returning through Benapole quarantined for not having Covid-19 certificates

  • Published at 05:31 pm December 26th, 2020
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All the 33 returnees are cancer and heart patients, said Mohsin Uddin, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port Immigration Police

Some 33 Bangladeshis, who returned from India Friday night through the Benapole border in Jessore, have been sent to institutional quarantine as they did not have Covid-19 negative certificates with them.

All the 33 returnees are cancer and heart patients, said Mohsin Uddin, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port Immigration Police.

The OC said a total of 342 Bangladeshis returned to the country through Benapole Friday night and of them, 33 were sent to quarantine at Jessore General Hospital Saturday morning.

They were staying in India for two to three months for treatment, said the OC.

Sumon Sen, medical officer of Benapole Port Immigration, said as per the directive of the foreign ministry, Covid-19 negative certificate has been made mandatory from December 1 for anyone coming to Bangladesh from India.

"Those who are not carrying the certificates are being sent to quarantine at Jessore General Hospital," said the medical officer.

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