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Bangladeshis stuck in India to go home


The Bangladesh government has determined to bring back all its citizens who are stranded abroad, including those in India, due to coronavirus outbreak once the situation gets normal.

“The foreign ministry is aware as regards to the welfare of the expatriate Bangladesh nationals. When the situation will become normal, the government is determined to repatriate all stranded Bangladeshis in India and other countries,” said a statement issued by the ministry on Friday.

Most of the Bangladeshi travellers visit India for the purpose of tourism, medical treatment and education, the statement said.

According to the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, about 2,500, including 1,000 students, are currently stranded in India due to the lockdown amid the growing cases of coronavirus pandemic.

During the lockdown period, all incoming flights will remain suspended and the Indian authorities are discouraging departures as well, it said.

Besides, it added that domestic communications, including, buses, trains and planes, have also been shut down.

The statement further said that officials of the missions in India are in touch with the stranded Bangladeshis through telephones.

The missions are making efforts to solve financial or any other problems being faced by them, it said.

Courtey – India Today

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