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Border closure with India extended till June 30

  • Published at 04:28 pm June 13th, 2021
Benapole Petrapole border India Bangladesh
The Benapole-Petrapole border gate dividing Bangladesh and India Dhaka Tribune

The decision comes during an inter-ministerial meeting on June 13

The government has decided to keep the border with India closed till June 30, as the Covid-19 situation in the border districts of the country continues to deteriorate.

The decision came during an inter-ministerial meeting on Sunday, a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Dhaka Tribune.

A gazette notification to this end will soon be published, the official said, requesting anonymity.


Also Read - Covid-19: Bangladesh records most single-day deaths in a month


Earlier on April 26, Bangladesh shut down its border with India for two weeks, which was later extended twice - on May 8 and then on May 29 - in light of the severe 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-day compulsory quarantine.

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

The health authorities have also detected the presence of the Indian variant of the coronavirus, which is highly contagious.

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