Bangladesh has scrapped plans to convey again its 171 nationals caught in coronavirus-hit China after it failed to prepare a flight following refusal from crew members to fly to the affected nation, in accordance to media studies on Sunday.
State-run Biman Airways’ Boeing 777-300 ER plane on February 1 introduced again 312 Bangladeshis, together with 12 youngsters and three infants within the wake of the lethal coronavirus outbreak in China, that has claimed 811 lives and contaminated over 37,000 others.
We will not ship any flight. No crew member agrees to go there both. So, we have advised them [stranded Bangladeshis] to wait,
Bangladesh Overseas Minister A Ok Abdul Momen was quoted as saying by bdnews24.com.
The federal government has mentioned that the variety of Bangladeshis who wished to return however couldn’t be introduced again is 171.
Momen additionally denied studies that among the caught Bangladeshi nationals have complained of scarcity of meals and ingesting water due to the lockdown, saying that the Chinese language authorities had been offering meals and water to the 23 locations the place the Bangladeshis keep.
He mentioned that the Bangladesh Embassy in Beijing was sustaining common contact with the stranded Bangladeshis.
In accordance to a report within the Dhaka Tribune, the minister mentioned that the federal government has spent a whole lot of time for these intending to return.
“However, it is still not possible (to bring them back). The Biman crew members who brought back some 312 Bangladeshis from China are now in effect barred from flying to other countries,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that solely a Chinese language chartered flight may convey the Bangladeshi nationals again, the report mentioned.
“Earlier, Chinese authorities agreed to do so, but later declined. We are not able to send any flights there,” he mentioned.
In accordance to the report, Momen made the feedback days after Cupboard Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam mentioned that round 171 Bangladeshis could be flown out of Wuhan upon clearance from Chinese language authorities.
The virus emerged in early December and has been traced to a market in Wuhan that offered wild animals.
The World Well being Organisation has declared the outbreak a world emergency.