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All the returnees held various jobs in the construction sector in Saudi Arabia

A total 388 Bangladeshis returned to Dhaka from Saudi Arabia by a special chartered flight on Sunday.

The special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Riadh landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:35pm, Biman Deputy General Manager (public relations) Tahera Khondoker told Dhaka Tribune.

All the returnees held various jobs in the construction sector in Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has so far facilitated the repatriation of stranded Bangladeshis from China, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Oman and Turkey, including pilgrims, students, tourists, patients and their attendants, and businessmen.

The ministry said they are fully committed to working under the guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, particularly through the critical moments of the Covid-19 crisis.

Earlier in the morning, a total 70 Bangladeshi and Chinese nationals arrived in Dhaka by a scheduled flight of US-Bangla at 7:30am. Another flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 412 passengers from Dubai landed at the Dhaka airport at 9:15am, said an airport security official.

All the returnees were sent into home quarantine after thermal screening at the airport, said an airport health official.  

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