Dhaka, Feb 1 : As many as 316 Bangladeshi returned home from the coronavirus epicentre Hubei province of China on Saturday.
A special flight of the Bangladesh Biman Airlines touched down the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11.53 AM. The returnees, 301 and 15 children, were kept quarantined at Ashkona Hajj Camp.
Earlier on Thursday night, a health official at the airport said that the Bangladeshis would be taken to the hajj camp on safety grounds. In the quarantined camp, the military and a team from the health ministry will regularly examine their health condition. Bangladesh government will bear all costs during their treatment and Bangladesh army and police personnel will ensure their security.
The government has requested the families of the returnees to come to at the camp area for regular updates on their health condition. Families will be allowed to make inquiries about their health through helpline numbers. (UNI)