Publish: 01 May 2021, 10:52 am
At least 810 Bangladeshi citizens have returned home from India in the last four days, according to officials.
On Friday, a batch of 105 Bangladeshis returned home from India through the Benapole checkpost in Jashore, reports UNB.
They are undergoing a 14-day quarantine at a Benapole hotel at their own expense. They returned with NOC from the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata.
Meanwhile, 21 Indians have returned to their country from Bangladesh.
Many patients and students went to India before Bangladesh announced a 14-day border closure with the neighbouring country.
A Samad, a passenger from India, said the border closure should have been announced at least a day earlier. “It’d have saved us a lot of trouble at the border,” he said.
Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge Benapole Immigration, said people with special permits from the high commission are being allowed to cross the border.
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