214 Canadians depart Dhaka for Toronto amid COVID-19 outbreak

- A Monitor Desk Report 15 Apr, 2020 | 937 Views|-+
Dhaka: A total of 214 Canadian nationals stranded in Bangladesh following the coronavirus outbreak left for Toronto from Dhaka on April 14 by a special chartered flight.

The special flight of Qatar Airways left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at around 9:00 pm, an Aviation Security (AVSEC) official of HSIA said.

The Canadian High Commission and Bangladesh government jointly organised the special charter flight for Canadian citizens, mostly expatriate Bangladeshis residing in Canada, who opted to go back home amid the pandemic.

Another special flight carrying Canadian citizens is also scheduled to leave Dhaka on April 16, said an official of AVSEC.

Earlier, citizens of the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Bhutan and different European countries also left Dhaka by chartered flights in the last 15 days, an HSIA official mentioned.

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