Dhaka – Bangladesh has made mandatory a seven-day quarantine for passengers returning from the United Kingdom as the UK struggles to contain an outbreak of what officials said was a more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the passengers, who are returning to Bangladesh from the United Kingdom, must stay in seven-day quarantine.
“They will be released after COVID-19 test in order to stop spread of the deadly virus,” the minister said while inaugurating a mobile laboratory for Covid-19 testing at the Ashkona Hajj camp near the Dhaka’s international airport.
The government has taken the decision to control coronavirus situation, an official release said.
The United Kingdom has been facing travel bans from many of the European countries and some other in the Asia after Britain traced a new deadly variant of novel coronavirus.
Bangladesh however did not stopped fights with the Britain.
According to New York Times France imposed a 48-hour suspension of freight transit across the English Channel, leaving thousands of truck drivers stranded in their vehicles.
Saudi Arabia announced a one-week ban on all international travel. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands also announced restrictions on travel. Beyond the European Union, Canada, India, Iran, Israel and Russia were among the places issuing their own restrictions.