ISLAMABAD, Pakistan/ DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Saturday suspended flights to all European countries except the U.K. after two more citizens tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Italy and Germany.

“Those two citizens returning from Italy and Germany tested positive for coronavirus,” said Health Minister Zahid Maleque at a news conference in the capital Dhaka.

They have been hospitalized.

Also speaking, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said Bangladesh will suspend flights to all European and other countries hit by coronavirus until March 31.

The decision will be effective Sunday midnight with the U.K. being the only exception, he said.


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