Sixteen aircrew of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) departed from Chattogram's Shah Amanat International Airport for China on Friday morning by the BAF C-130J aircraft to bring back essential healthcare aid.
The aircraft is expected to return on Saturday with the medical equipment.
Air Commodore Md Zahidur Rahman, GD (P) of Bangladesh Air Force, led the team, according to a press release.
The aircraft arrived at Chattogram on Thursday from Bangladesh Air Force Base Bangabandhu, Dhaka to depart for China.
BAF Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat provided the necessary guidance to carry out the mission.
In compliance with the policies published by the government, the armed forces are conducting various activities under the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
To strengthen the coronavirus prevention system of the country, the Bangladesh Armed Forces have adopted a plan to collect medical aid, including N-95 masks, surgical masks, elect thermometers, medical safety glasses, protective gloves, goggles and personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the Chinese government's proposal.