Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 25/05/2020 20:52 
29.03.2020 18:12 News >> Over 200 Bangladeshis Return From India Amid Lockdown

Over 200 Bangladeshis Return From India Amid Lockdown

Many Bangladeshis still stranded inside India due to lockdown on transportation, says a returnee.

At least 207 Bangladeshis who went to India mainly for medical treatment and business purposes have returned home after being stranded amid lockdown across the border.
"Since Friday until Sunday morning we have received our 207 nationals. After preliminary health checkup inside the port, we returned them to the local administration for home quarantine," Bishwajit Sarkar, the officer in charge of the southwestern Bhomra border gate, told Anadolu Agency.
Adding that the government had ordered the gate in the southwestern district of Satkhira district remain open, Sarkar said: "But, whenever our nationals come here from any country, our port [border gate] medical team checks them thoroughly and issues a health clearance. Then, under the supervision of the local civil administration, they are sent to home quarantine or in any particular case to the hospital for closer observation."
The Bangladeshi returnees also said they did not face any trouble at the gate, but rather had a difficult time reaching it.
"Due to the coronavirus pandemic, India is almost fully locked down, and many Bangladeshis are stranded in different parts of the country. They can't reach to the border port," Monirul Islam Faruki, a Bangladeshi returnee from India, told Anadolu Agency.
Faruki added that like all other returnees, he was in home quarantine. "Until now, I am fine and feel no problem," he said.
Meanwhile, the Indian immigration department at the border did not allow their nationals in Bangladesh to return.
Many Indian nationals have come to the border over the past few days to get to their homes in India. "But, Indian immigration police did not allow them," Sarker added.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21-day countrywide lockdown starting March 24 to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country. Bangladesh also declared a 10-day shutdown from March 26.
According to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University, India so far has 987 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 25 deaths, while the death tally in Bangladesh is five and infections number at 48.
After first appearing in Wuhan, China in December, the virus has spread to at least 177 countries and regions, the data shows.
More than 684,600 cases have been reported worldwide, with the death toll surpassing 32,100 and over 145,600 recoveries. -



        Latest News
Hungary Resumes Quarantine-Free Crossings With Serbia 13 minutes ago...
Border opening confirms 'all time high' in relations, says Serbia official.
Turkey: COVID-19 Recoveries Continue Rise 13 minutes ago...
More than 1,300 recover from disease in past 24 hours, with tally of total tally nearing 158,000.
Spain Eases Lockdown As 50 More Die From COVID-19 13 minutes ago...
Residents of Madrid, Barcelona enter phase one of precautions easing after months under lockdown.
Turkish, Pakistani Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Cooperation 43 minutes ago...
Turkey's President Erdogan offers condolences in phone call on recent plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan.
Coronavirus Tally Rises In Several Arab Countries 43 minutes ago...
Saudi Arabia is second worst hit in region after Iran with some 74,800 cases, followed by Qatar.

 
      Top News
Documentary On Turkish Armed Drone Released On Youtube Documentary On Turkish Armed Drone Released On Youtube
Italy To Recruit Volunteers To Ensure Social Distancing Italy To Recruit Volunteers To Ensure Social Distancing
Coronavirus Cases, Deaths On Rise In Eurasian Countries Coronavirus Cases, Deaths On Rise In Eurasian Countries
UPDATE 2- Turkish Leader Exchanges Eid Wishes With Counterparts UPDATE 2- Turkish Leader Exchanges Eid Wishes With Counterparts
Spain Gears Up To Ease Measures Amid 70 More Deaths Spain Gears Up To Ease Measures Amid 70 More Deaths
New Highest For Coronavirus Deaths In Bangladesh New Highest For Coronavirus Deaths In Bangladesh
Africa Records Nearly 3,500 Virus Cases In A Single Day Africa Records Nearly 3,500 Virus Cases In A Single Day
Turkey: Opposition DBP Members Remanded In Terror Probe Turkey: Opposition DBP Members Remanded In Terror Probe
Turkish Aid Agency Distributes Food In Ghana Turkish Aid Agency Distributes Food In Ghana
Arab Media Tries To Defame Tunisia's Ghannouchi On Libya Arab Media Tries To Defame Tunisia's Ghannouchi On Libya