DHAKA, Bangladesh

The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka arranged the second charter flight for several hundred American citizens who were staying in Bangladesh and wished to return to their homeland citing the intensified outbreak of COVID-19.

The first flight left Dhaka on March 30, the embassy in Dhaka said in a statement late Sunday.

U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller and Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen met at the airport to observe the operations and speak with departing passengers to facilitate the second Qatar Airways charter flight.

While many Americans are staying in Bangladesh, some have decided to return home,

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