4 Bangladeshis back from India thru' Banglabandha quarantined
PANCHAGARH: Four Bangladesh nationals who were stranded due to nationwide lockdown in India have returned to the country through Banglabandha Immigration Checkpost at Tentulia in Panchagarh district.
They have been kept in an institutional quarantine at a residential hotel here since their arrival in the country.
Whoever will come through the Banglabandha checkpost, she or he will be kept in quarantine.
It was decided an emergency meeting of the district administration here today. Mazharul Huq Prodhan MP of Panchagarh-1 constituency, Deputy Commissioner Sabina Yasmin, District Council Chairman Anwar Sadat Samrat, Police Super Mohammad Yusuf Ali, Civil Surgeon Dr Fazlur Rahman, 18 BGB Commander Lt Col Khondker Anisur Rahman, Municipal Mayor Towhidul Islam, Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Amirul Islam and senior officials of the district administration were present.
At the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Sabina Yasmin revealed that people from different areas of Bangladesh including Panchagarh district went India for various reasons including study and treatment. But they got stuck in India due to nationwide lockdown and closure of immigration services. As the number of coronavirus infected cases are rising in India, these Bangladeshis became desperate and pleaded to return to the country. So, they would be brought back through Banglabandha Land Port under special arrangements at the directive of the government.
However, they would be kept under a 14-day institutional quarantine at the areas adjacent to the land port, she said, adding that all kinds of facilities including their accommodation, meals and treatment would be ensured during the quarantine period.
Moreover, a delegation comprising the district administration officials and local public representatives visited Banglabandha Land Port and Immigration Checkpost to see the cautionary measures taken there.
Meanwhile, panic has gripped the local inhabitants here over the return of Bangladeshis from India. Strict measures have been taken all over the district by the administration.