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Domestic flight suspension extended for another week

The ongoing suspension of domestic flights and charter flights of helicopter/general aviation passenger flights has been extended until April 28.

The restriction came after the government decided to extend the strict lockdown to contain the rapid spike of Covid-19 infections and deaths.

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) issued a circular in this regard on Monday. The order will come into effect from April 21.

All other conditions of the circular under reference will remain unchanged, the circular said.

Flight operations on domestic routes were suspended after the government enforced a lockdown in the first week of April.

Covid-19 situation update

Bangladesh again broke all previous records of Covid-19 deaths registering 112 fatalities in a 24-hour period until Monday morning.

The country saw over 100 deaths for the fourth consecutive day.

The latest fatalities pushed up the death tally to 10,497 with a mortality rate of 1.45 percent, according to a handout from the Directorate General of Health Services.

Besides, 4,271 new cases were reported during the period. The infection rate was 17.68 percent, down from 19.06 percent on Sunday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh