217 more stranded Bangladeshis return through Benapole

Another group of Bangladeshi nationals, who got stuck in India amid its lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, returned home through Benapole on Tuesday.


Ahsan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Benapole Immigration Police, said the 217 returnees are being taken to institutional quarantine.


Pulak Kumar Mondol, officer-in-charge of Sharsha Police Station, said the returnees will have to stay in a Madrasha at Gazir Dorgah of the upazila for 14 days.


“They will go home if none of them tests positive for coronavirus during the period,” he added.


A total of 3,336 Bangladeshis, stranded in India amid lockdown after coronavirus outbreak, have so far returned home through Benapole checkpost till May 10.


Source: United News of Bangladesh