Covid19: Bangladesh to close all flights to London

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A parliamentary committee has recommended the closure of all flights from London due to the spread of a new and more contagious coronavirus in the UK. Passengers returning home from London are also recommended to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine until the flight is canceled.

The recommendation was made at the seventh meeting of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare held at the Parliament House on Wednesday (December 30).

After the meeting, the chairman of the committee, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, told Jago News: The parliamentary committee has asked Bangladesh to be vigilant for this. Therefore, the parliamentary committee has recommended stopping all flights to London.

At least 40 countries, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey, and Canada, have so far suspended flights to the United Kingdom due to the virus. India has also imposed a ban on flights from the United Kingdom.

Assistant Director of Public Relations at the meeting. Joynal Abedin said the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine would be brought to Beximco Pharmaceuticals in Bangladesh from the Serum Institute in India. The Ministry of Health informed the committee that 49 million doses of vaccine will be available from the World Health Organization under June 2021.

At the meeting, the committee recommended to the ministry to provide coronavirus vaccine through district government hospitals and Upazila health complexes, keeping the government under full control.

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