364 Malaysia and Bhutan nationals stuck in Bangladesh return to their countries

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A total 364 Malaysia and Bhutan nationals stuck in Bangladesh returned to their countries through different flights between last night and this morning.

Of those returning, 225 people are Malaysian and 139 people are Bhutanese, Group Captain AHM Touhidul Ahsan, also director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

A special flight carrying the Malaysian citizens left the Dhaka airport around 12:00am yesterday, the official said.

And a flight of Royal Bhutan Airlines-Druk Air—left the airport en route to Paro around 10:00am today.

Bangladesh government on March 14 suspended air communication with 10 countries including Malaysia from March 16 to March 31 following restrictions from the countries due to global outbreak of coronavirus.

Bhutan has also suspended air communication with different countries including Bangladesh.