Bangladesh extends closure of border with India until June 30


Bangladesh on Sunday 13th June 2021, announces to extend border closure with India until June 30, 2021 as the Covid-19 situation in neighbouring districts of the country continued to deteriorate.

The decision for extending the closure of border areas was taken during an inter-ministerial meeting on June 13, a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Dhaka Tribune

The decision notification to this end will soon be published, the official said, requesting anonymity.

Earlier on April 26, Bangladesh shut down its border with India for 2 weeks, which was later extended twice, on May 8 and then on May 29 , in light of the sever crisis in India due to the second wave of the pandemic.

However, Bangladeshi nationals with a valid visa of 15 days or less will be allowed to return home subject to a 14-days compulsory quarantine, reported Dhaka Tribune.

Bangladesh also experiencing alarming of Covid-19 related deaths, and new cases every day, with highest single-day death tally recorded in over a month on Sunday. – ANI

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