Dhaka airport sends 7 returnees to hospital

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
The parking area of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is usually full of cars and hundreds of people waiting for passengers. However, for the last few days, the airport has been devoid of activity as the country and its ports have restricted travel to combat coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Palash Khan/Star/File

The Dhaka airport authorities had sent seven people, who landed from different countries, to a nearby hospital in the last 24 hours, according to the airport director.

They were sent to the Kuwait-Bangladesh Maitree Hospital, Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul-Ahsan said at a press briefing held at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning.

On an average, 7,000 people were arriving a day, he said citing data recorded in last few days.