Twenty-three Bangladeshi nationals, quarantined in the suburbs of Indian capital for 14 days, have arrived home with health clearance certificates as none of them were infected by the virus.
The returnees were flown back to Bangladesh by an IndiGo flight, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.
The returnees are mostly students and a family with one kid who went through necessary health check-up on Thursday in India and arrived Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 02:55pm. Later, they were handed over to their family members.
All the cost related to their repatriation from Delhi to Dhaka were borne by the Government of Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi nationals were quarantined in special facilities, said the High Commission in Dhaka.
They were evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus, on February 27 by a special Indian Air Force flight with a number of other Indian nationals, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
The government of Bangladesh is taking other necessary measures in coordination with the World Health Organization for the safety and security of all the Bangladesh expatriates living in various countries, according to the press realease.
On March 8, Bangladesh reported its firs three cases of coronavirus. Two of them were Italy returnee Bangladeshis.
The death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19 reached 5,436 globally as of Saturday. Besides, 145,810 cases were reported from around the world.