As many as 30 judges, who attended a training programme abroad, have been placed under home quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The judges left Dhaka on February 29 for Australia, and returned home on Sunday night after attending a two-week long training at the Western Sydney University, said Bikash Kumar Shaha, joint secretary of the law ministry.
A judge who took part in the programme and is currently at home under quarantine, told The Business Standard over the phone that they were provided with a health form upon arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
We filled up the forms, and the law ministry subsequently instructed us to stay at home on a 14-day quarantine, the district judge said.
"I am currently living in a specific room and do not see my family members. Food and other essential items are supplied at my door," added the judge.
They are 13 district and equivalent level judges, six additional district and equivalent level judges, six joint district and equivalent level judges and five senior assistant and equivalent level judges.
They attended a training programme in Australia titled 'Capacity Building of Law and Justice Division for strengthening Subordinate Judiciary Management'.
Australia has confirmed 456 coronavirus cases so far, and five of them died as of Wednesday.