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The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on Saturday extended the suspension of all international and domestic flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines till April 30 as part of the government’s overall efforts to mitigate the effects of coronavirus and its spread in the country.

The suspension will be effective for 16 international countries including Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE and the UK, said a Caab press release on Saturday.

Cargo, relief-laden cargo, air-ambulance, special flights and emergency landing flights will remain out of the purview of the suspension.

Earlier, the national flag carrier cancelled all of its international and domestic flights till April 14.

‘All international and domestic flights will remain suspended until April 14,’ said Mokabbir Hossain, managing director of Biman adding that has now been extended.