UK returnees to be put in mandatory seven-day quarantine

Incoming passengers from the United Kingdom will have to stay in seven-day institutional quarantine — in order to prevent transmission of the new strain of coronavirus in the country, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today.

Later, they will stay in home-quarantine after being released from institutional quarantine, following Covid-19 test.

The health minister said the measure has been taken so that new type of Covid-19 detected in the UK cannot spread in Bangladesh.

Zahid Maleque made the remark while talking to journalists at an event at Askona Quarantine Centre in Dhaka on Wednesday.

He also said the government is discussing on stopping flights to and from the UK as well to prevent transmission of the new strain of the virus.

“The decision will be announced soon,” the minister said.