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Dhaka, February 5: Authorities in Bangladesh have sent 5,386 passengers, including 84 returnees from the United Kingdom, to quarantine from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the last 24 hours in between Thursday and Friday.

More than 9 lakh passengers sent to quarantine from Shahjalal Airport

Dhaka, February 1: Despite the risks and fears of the coronavirus infection, a large numbers of expatriates from around the world, including Europe, America and the United Kingdom, are returning to the country. A total of 9,08,017 expatriate passengers have returned to the country and entered through the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at different times from January 1, 2020 to January 30, 2021.

UK returnees increasing at the airport

Dhaka, January 23: The pressure of passengers returning to the UK is increasing at Shahjalal International Airport. From January 1 to January 21, a total of 679 people came to the country from the United Kingdom. Among them, more than two hundred passengers have returned in the last two days.

14 passengers arrived in Bangladesh on five flights from the United Kingdom

Dhaka, January 16: On the last day of the 'mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine' rule, 14 passengers arrived in the country on five flights from the United Kingdom. They came to the country from 8 am on January 15 to 8 am on January 16. They were first sent to the government quarantine center at the Ashkona Hajj camp and later to the government-designated hotel of their choice.

Quarantine of passengers returning from the UK is now four days

Dhaka, January 14: Compulsory quarantine for passengers returning from the UK has been reduced to four days. The decision was announced in a directive issued by the health department on January 13. Earlier, the period of compulsory quarantine was 14 days.

22 people are still returning from the UK every day

Dhaka, January 9: In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus through UK travelers, the government has made a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine for all passengers returning to the UK from January 1 (in government-run or government-designated residential hotels).

Number of passengers sent to the mandatory quarantine crosses 50

Dhaka, January 4: In the last 24 hours (January 3, 8 am to January 4, 8 am) at Shahjalal International Airport 4,081 passengers have returned home on 23 flights from around the world. Thirteen of them, returning in four flights from the UK, have been sent to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. In the last three days, a total of 53 people were sent to quarantine. Some of the passengers are staying in quarantine at government-designated residential hotels at their own expense.

Recommendation to stop all flights from London

Dhaka, December 31: A parliamentary committee has recommended the closure of all flights from London due to the spread of a new and more contagious coronavirus in the UK.

14-day mandatory quarantine on return from the UK

Dhaka, December 28: Travellers returning from the UK will have to follow the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days set by the government. The decision was taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a cabinet meeting on Monday (December 28), Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam said.

165 Britain returnees in home quarantine

Dhaka, December 24: Bangladesh is not following the policy of keeping seven-day institutional quarantine of passengers from the United Kingdom, even after a new strain of the novel coronavirus was found in the European country. After landing at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport, all the 165 passengers returning from Britain on Thursday morning, were sent to their respective homes with instructions to stay in home quarantine.

Passengers from the UK to stay in mandatory quarantine for 7 days

Dhaka, December 24: Due to the recent strain coronavirus in the UK, passengers from the European country will have to stay in mandatory quarantine for seven days after entering Bangladesh.