Coronavirus: Dhaka ready to bring back Bangladeshis from China
Published: 10:41 AM, 28 January 2020 Updated: 12:53 PM, 28 January 2020
Dhaka has given a letter to Beijing to bring back Bangladeshis — wanting to return home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China — to the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also begun efforts to bring back Bangladeshi citizens.
The Foreign Ministry sources said the information.
The government has begun a program to bring back Bangladeshis eager to return from China. For this, a letter has been sent to Beijing. The government is also started preparations to make a list of those interested in returning home — which is now underway.
Meanwhile, China said on Monday that the country would not release any foreign nationals from Wuhan, the coronavirus-infected area, for the next two weeks. At the same time, no foreigner will be allowed to go there. The country has taken measures to prevent the virus.
According to data from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, no Bangladeshis have been infected from coronavirus yet. Besides, a hotline number — (86)-17801116005 — has been opened from the Bangladesh Embassy.