Another group of Bangladeshi nationals have been repatriated from the Maldives.
The repatriation took place on Monday, where the country’s national airline, Maldivian carried the group of 200 Bangladeshi nationals to Dhaka from Velana International Airport.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that a total of 3,269 undocumented Bangladeshi workers in the country have been sent back home by then.
Undocumented workers are being sent back through the government-initiated programme, thrrough the collaborative efforts from the foreign ministry, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Bangladeshi High Commission in the Maldives.
Bangladeshi nationals are forced to reside in congested living spaces in large groups, after being brought into the country and are often left unsupervised. Due to this, they have been classified as vulnerable to the global Covid-19 pandemic, due to their lifestyles.
The Health Ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard shows that 1,278 Bangladeshi nationals have tested positive to the infection thus far, which is 51.78 percent of the total case count; 2,468.