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2020-03-22 21:58:43 BdST

Bangladesh bans foreigners’ entry through land ports


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Bangladesh has restricted entry to the foreigners through its all land ports from March 22 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A notice signed by Home Ministry's Senior Assistant Secretary Monira Haque made the disclosure on Saturday.

The ports are- Benapole, Bhomra, Banglabandha, Hili, Burimari, Roumari, Darshana, Nakugaon, Tamabil, Sheola and Akhaura.

The restriction will remain imposed until till further notice.

Earlier on March 14, the government suspended on arrival visas for all countries and banned flights carrying passengers from all European countries, except the United Kingdom, for two weeks in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The country also cut air connectivity with 10 countries on March 21. The countries are- Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and India.

Bangladesh reported its second death from coronavirus on Saturday and first death on March 18. The number of coronavirus infected patients is now 24 in the country.

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