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129 Indians Returns from Bangladesh, Quarantined

In Nation
May 28, 2020

In all 129 Indians, who returned to Tripura from Bangladesh, on Thursday were admitted to the institutional quarantine centre, here, officials said.

The Indians, belonging to Tripura and Assam, arrived at the Akhaura-Agartala integrated check-post (ICP), near here, from different parts of Bangladesh. Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das also reached the check-post by road from Dhaka to supervise the return formalities. Lok Sabha Member and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pratima Bhowmik also visited the ICP.

Tripura Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said 133 people had approached the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.

“The returnees would remain at the quarantine centre till their swab samples tested negative for coronavirus. Given the wide spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh, the authorities have been extra careful about the people coming from there,” Nath told the media.

In Bangladesh, 40,321 people have been infected with nCoV. It has claimed 560 lives. The Minister said the Kuwait government would deport 135 Indians belonging to Assam (89) and Tripura (46). They would reach Guwahati by an aircraft on Friday night. Quoting the MEA communications, Nath said they were in Kuwaiti jail for violation of law of that country.

The Tripura government will send two buses to Guwahati to bring 46 Tripura residents. They would be be tested for coronavirus on arrival and quarantined in Agartala, he said.