International minister Dr A Ok Abdul Momen at the moment stated China will ship 10,000 testing kits and 10,000 protecting equipments right here quickly by means of a constitution flight to assist Bangladesh fight lethal COVID-19 pandemic.
“China has already made the kits and protecting equipments prepared for us … they (China) will ship right here these quickly by means of a constitution flight,” he instructed newsmen at a press briefing at State Visitor Home Padma within the capital.
The international minister stated Bangladesh authorities requested China to offer totally different medical provides amid concern of insufficient testing kits and protecting supplies to fight the killer virus. He urged all of the expatriate Bangladeshis to not return residence proper now and take help from the Bangladesh missions of their respective residing nations, if required.
“I urged all expatriates to defer their scheduled go to to Bangladesh no less than until March 31,” he stated.
Momen stated the international ministry additionally directed all heads of Bangladesh missions overseas to discourse the expatriates from visiting Bangladesh on this virus pandemic state of affairs. The international minister stated the federal government has already requested totally different nations to help Bangladeshis there and “they assured us, if required they’ll lengthen visa of Bangladeshis.”
Momen reiterated the federal government’s agency determination that everybody have to be in both official or residence quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has imposed a ban on entry of economic flights from 10 abroad nations commencing at at the moment’s midnight to March 31 midnight to stop the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) issued a NOTAM (Discover to Airman) on this regard this morning.
“With a purpose to forestall the unfold of covid-19 (novel corona virus 2019) illness in Bangladesh, all scheduled worldwide industrial passenger plane departing from Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and India won’t be allowed to land at any worldwide airport of Bangladesh,” the NOTAM learn.
Earlier, these 10 nations restricted the entry of Bangladeshis to their territories over the coronavirus worry.
Other than these 10 nations, flight operations from the UK, Bangkok, China and Hong Kong will stay open, official sources stated.
Bangladesh additionally imposed an embargo on entry of all inbound travellers from Europe besides the UK, until March 31.
As questioned why the UK flights nonetheless stay open, the international minister stated, “We are able to’t shut your entire world, we have to deliver our nationals, if somebody is in dire emergency.”
In addition to, Momen stated some routes even have to stay open for diplomats of different nations stationed right here.