151 Bangladeshis return from Malaysia

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A total of 151 Bangladeshi nationals have returned home by a special flight, they were stranded in Malaysia due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines carrying the Bangladeshi nationals left from Kuala Lumpur at 3:50 pm local time and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 5:40 pm on Friday.

Earlier, a US-Bangla special flight took back 43 Malaysian nationals and expatriate Bangladeshis from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur at 8:50 am.

US-Bangla General Manager (public relations) Kamrul Islam confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Friday.

Most of the returnees were students and tourists.

US-Bangla Airlines has operated the special flight on the Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka route in collaboration with the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Malaysian Embassy in Bangladesh.

Many Bangladeshis have been stranded in different provinces of Malaysia for more than three months. US-Bangla Airlines has extended a helping hand to bring them back from Malaysia through the mediation of Bangladesh and Malaysian governments.

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