Border lockdown extended with India
This Saturday Bangladesh has expanded the suspension of traveller movement through land borders with our neighboring country India for eight additional days until May 31 due to the rapid spread of the infectious disease in the South Asian country.
The new variant figured in India, has a double mutation, reported to be fuelling India's second wave of coronavirus cases that has made it the world's second worst COVID-hit country, surpassing Brazil, after the US.
The border closure came as the COVID-19 situation kept suspended flight operations between the two countries and has suspended land joins from April 26th with India to contain the escalation and spread of the Indian variant of COVID-19, as per an authority statement.
Products and goods transports have been permitted with reinforced wellbeing measures, as indicated by an authority warning of the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in the Indian province of Tripura.
"Bangladesh residents currently stuck in India [and] who need to get back to the nation should present a COVID-19 negative authentication with QR code to acquire a no-complaint endorsement from Bangladesh missions in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Agartala," according to the notice. The returnees will be permitted to go to their homes solely after a 14-day isolation and subsequent to testing negative for the COVID, as per the public authority guidelines.