Published:  02:06 AM, 09 May 2021

445 India returnees kept at 11 quarantine centers in Khulna

At least 445 Bangladeshis, who returned home from India through the Benapole border till Friday, have been sent to institutional quarantine in Khulna, officials said Saturday. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Khulna Mohammad Yusuf Ali said: "Some 445 people returned to Bangladesh from India through the Benapole border in the district till Friday, reports UNB.

They have been kept in total 11 quarantine centers under government supervision. Police and Ansar members are guarding the centers." "Three medical teams have also been formed by the Khulna Civil Surgeon's Office for their medical checkup and a magistrate has been appointed at each centre to ensure adherence to all government directives," he added. Khulna Civil Surgeon Dr Niaz Mohammad said: "The local administration is working to ensure quarantine and medical treatment of all India returnees."

Bangladesh shut its border with India after the neighbouring country saw a record surge in Covid cases and fatalities. The Indian variant of the coronavirus is suspected to be more contagious.A number of Bangladeshis returned home through the Benapole border. All of them were tested for Covid-19 as per government norms.

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