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Domestic flights to be suspended from Monday

  • Published at 07:10 pm April 3rd, 2021
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Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The decision was taken in line with the upcoming week-long lockdown

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to suspend all domestic flights from Monday.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune the CAAB Chairman M Mafidur Rahman said: “As all transport services will be closed across the country from Monday, domestic flights will also remain suspended."

The duration of the suspension will be mentioned in the gadget notification of the government regarding the upcoming lockdown from Monday, he said.

He also said that despite Bangladesh being on the red list of the UK government amid the spread of new Covid-19 variants, flights with the UK will continue as usual.

Earlier on Saturday, the government decided to enforce a seven-day lockdown from Monday (April 5) in an effort to curb Covid-19 transmission.

Bangladesh has logged 5,683 new cases in a day, taking the tally to 630,277.

The death toll climbed to 9,213 after 58 fatalities were reported in the 24 hours to 8am Saturday, according to data released by the government.