Coronavirus: Biman extends flight suspension till April 14

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has extended its flight suspension on both international and domestic routes till April 14 to stop spreading coronavirus.

Md Mokabbir Hossain, managing director of the national flag carrier, confirmed the matter on Sunday

Earlier on March 21, Bangladesh cancelled all international passenger flights until March 31 with 10 countries.

As of Sunday, Bangladesh has so far recorded nine deaths and 88 cases from Covid-19, a pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has claimed 64,747 lives and infected 1,203,188 people across the world till 1pm on Sunday, according to worldometer.

As many as 246,760 people have recovered from Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has spread to 206 countries and territories across the planet.