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B’desh suspends all intl flights except 4 routes

Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has suspended all international fights except on four routes — UK, China, Hong Kong and Thailand — starting Saturday till March 31 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

International commercial passenger flights with 10 countties — Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, India, and Bahrain — have been suspended, The Daily Star quoted the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) as saying in a statement.

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Till Friday, flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines had temporarily suspended 15 out of its 17 flights to international destinations.

Bangladesh has so far reported 20 coronavirus cases, with one fatality.

–IANS

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