Dhaka: Bangladesh extended the ban on movement along the border with India for 14 days, hours after six cases of Indian variety of Kovid-19 were revealed. The border of Bangladesh adjacent to it was sealed on 26 April in view of the worsening situation of Corona virus in India. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "In view of the situation of Kovid-19, the decision to close the border with India has been extended for 14 more days. ''
The National Technical Consultative Committee on Kovid-19 in Bangladesh had suggested keeping the border closed, saying that roadways should not be opened until the situation in India improves. However, the spokesperson said that the movement of goods through these routes will remain unchanged.
He said that Bangladeshis who are at risk of getting stuck after the visa period expired can return home from the Benapole, Akhaura and Burimari borders after obtaining NOC from the Bangladesh Mission in New Delhi, Kolkata and Agartala. This decision to seal the border came when six people in Bangladesh were found infected with the Indian form of Kovid-19. He recently returned from India.