At least 72 more Bangladeshis, who were stuck in India, returned home through the Gede-Darshana border in Chuadanga today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Chuadanga Monir Parveen, also the convenor of the Covid-19 Control and Prevention Committee, confirmed the news to our Kushtia correspondent.
The 72 Bangladeshi came home between this morning and evening using the Darshana check-post, the ADC said.
On reaching the Darshana check-post at the border, health screening and Covid-19 sample collection of the returnees were conducted by a medical team from the Damurhuda Upazila Health Complex, said Monir Parveen.
Of the 72 returnees, a woman tested positive for Covid-19 after tests and was taken to the isolation ward of Chuadanga Sadar Hospital, said the ADC.
The rest were sent to Chuadanga Technical Training Centre for a 14-day mandatory quarantine, added ADC Monira Parveen.
Doctor Tariqul Islam, a member of the medical team from the Damurhuda Upazila Health Complex, said they would check whether the India returnee woman, hailing from Brahmanbaria, was infected with Indian variant of Covid-19 infection.
The 72 Bangladeshi returnees include 46 men and 26 women, said sub-inspector Abdul Alim, in-charge of Darshana-Joynagar Check-post Immigration.
Yesterday, a total of 11 Bangladeshis, including three women, returned from India through the Gede-Darshana border.