All domestic, int'l flights to remain suspended for a week from Apr 14
Published : Sunday, 11 April, 2021 at 1:24 PM Count : 542
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Sunday decided to suspend all domestic and international flights for a week from April 14 responding to the government decision for a complete lockdown in the wake of rapid transmission of coronavirus.
"Though the domestic and international flights will remain suspended for a week, cargo flights will remain in operation as usual," said CAAB chairman Air-Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman.
Besides, no restriction will be imposed on the movement of chartered flights, cargo flights and special flights carrying high commissioners of different countries and foreign nationals, he said.
The flight operations on domestic routes remained suspended since the enforcement of the seven-day lockdown in the country from April 5.
Besides, on April 1, the CAAB suspended the entry of passengers from all European countries , except the UK, and 12 other countries to Bangladesh from April 3.
As the spread of Coronavirus has sparked alarm across the country, the government is set to issue a notification on Sunday over enforcing a fresh nationwide lockdown from April 14 in its desperate bid to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Bangladesh, a densely populated country, is facing the wraths of the Covid-19 pandemic as people continued to defy health protocols despite warnings both from the government and experts.
On Sunday, the country registered 78 more deaths in 24 hours, shattering all of its previous records.
The number of new coronavirus cases dropped slightly to 5,343 said a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).