A total of 52 Bangladeshi citizens, stranded in Nepal due to suspension of regular flights following a surge of Covid-19 cases in the Himalayan state, returned home this afternoon by a special flight reports The Daily Start.
"Carrying the Bangladeshis, include holiday-makers and businessman, a chartered flight of Himalaya Airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 3:00pm today," Fakhrul Alam, assistant director, Probashi Kalyan Desk, HSIA, told The Daily Star.
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After health screening at the airport, all 52 passengers were sent to 14-day institutional quarantine in the city. Regular passenger flights between Dhaka and Kathmandu remain suspended at present due to Covid-19 surge in Nepal, Fakhrul said.