The government has decided to extend the closure of the border with India for another 16 days as the Covid-19 situation in bordering districts keeps worsening.
As per the new restrictions, the land border with India will remain closed till 30 June.
The decision came at an inter-ministerial meeting on Sunday.
On 26 April, the government closed the border with India for 14 days. Later the closure was extended for two more weeks. May 31 was supposed to be the last day of the ban. The government extended the closure once again today citing the deteriorating Covid-19 situation.
However, Bangladeshi nationals with a valid visa of 15 days or less will be allowed to return home subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine.