Flight operations to remain suspended till 30 May

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Thursday extended the suspension of all international and domestic flights until 30 May, in a bid to contain spread of the novel coronavirus.

Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and United Kingdom (UK) will come under the restriction.
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB)

The ban on international passenger flights has been extended until 30 May, said a CAAB press release.

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Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and United Kingdom (UK) will come under the restriction, the release added.

But special flights, air ambulance, emergency landing flights and cargo flights will remain out of the purview of the ban, it said.

On 15 March, the country suspended on-arrival visas for all countries for two weeks.

The suspension was extended for several times.

Bangladesh on Thursday reported detection of 1,041 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours until morning.

The country’s confirmed cases now stands at 18,863 and of them, 283 have died.

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