23 Bangladeshis quarantined in India returning home tomorrow
All 112 people, including 23 Bangladeshis, who were admitted to a quarantine facility in India for over a fortnight after their return from China, have tested negative for coronavirus and are expected to be released today, a senior official said.
"After 14 days of quarantine at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police facility in Chhawla in South Delhi, the 112, including 36 foreign nationals, have tested negative for coronavirus," an Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesperson said.
"Today is the 16th day of their quarantine," he added.
The 23 Bangladesh nationals will fly back to Dhaka tomorrow (Saturday), Minister (Press) in Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi, Farid Hossain, told The Daily Star.
The Bangladeshis, most of whom are students, would fly by Indigo airlines flight with financial support of Bangladesh government, he said.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Mohammad Imran will be present at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to see off the 23 Bangladeshis, he added.
All of the 112 people were evacuated by an Indian Air Force plane last month from Wuhan. They were flown to India on the morning of February 27.
The 112 included 76 nationals from India, 23 from Bangladesh, six from China, two each from Myanmar and the Maldives and one each from South Africa, the US and Madagascar.
India's Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai, and ITBP chief SS Deswal, will meet the 112 at the facility and see them off, the spokesman said today.