Dhaka, Mar 14 : Bangladesh on Saturday imposed ban on travelers from all European countries, except the UK and the countries which have already restricted their borders, for next couple of weeks to prevent the spread of deadly novel coronavirus.
As per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directives, we have decided to impose the ban on travelers’ till March 31, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told newsmen at a media briefing at the State Guest House Padma here on Saturday.
He said as the World Health Organization has declared Europe as the new epicenter of the virus, the government has taken the decision to protect its citizens from the outbreak. The ban will also be effective for countries which have already restricted borders that include India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. (UNI)