DHAKA: Twenty-three Bangladeshi more nationals have been evacuated from China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
They were flown to Delhi on Thursday by a special flight with a number of other Indian nationals, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka in a Facebook post.
The Bangladeshi nationals will be quarantined in special facilities in suburbs in Delhi.
More than 82,000 people in about 49 countries and territories have been infected with the new coronavirus which emerged in December. More than 2,800 have died so far. The vast majority remain in China.
Bangladesh brought back 312 of its nationals from China on February 1 and the remaining Bangladeshis registered to return home.
BDST: 1303 HRS, FEB 27, 2020