A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines has brought back 168 Bangladeshis, who got stuck in India due to lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak.
The flight landed in the afternoon today and all passengers came from Chennai, where they went for treatment purpose.
"Of the 168 passengers, 21 was sent to institutional quarantine for not having coronavirus negative certificate," said Dhaka Airport Health Director Sajjad Sharif.
He added, "Rest others were allowed to go for home quarantine and informed local administration of their residential areas to ensure quarantine."
US-Bangla Airlines started charter flight operation in India from today to bring back stranded Bangladeshis from there. The private carrier will operate total eight flights until April 25 following permission from the government.
The carrier is selling ticket at around Tk 33,000 from Chennai.