More than 350 stranded Canadians citizens and permanent residents left Dhaka for Toronto, Canada on Monday.
The Canadian High Commission in Dhaka arranged the fourth and final special flight of the Qatar Airways for Canadian citizens.
The four flights allowed over 1,110 stranded Canadians to return home, with all passengers agreeing to pay or reimburse their tickets, said the High Commission.
It said Canada is grateful to all government authorities involved as well as Qatar Airways for their continued support.
The High Commission recommended that Canadians remaining in Bangladesh register in the online Registry of Canadians Abroad and follow it on social media to receive important information.
A C-130B transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has brought back 70 Bangladeshi nationals, who could not join their workplace in Maldives due to coronavirus situation on Sunday.
The mission consisting of 19 BAF Air Crew was led by Air Commodore MA Awal Hossain.
In compliance with the policies published by the government, the BAF is conducting various activities under the direction of the Prime Minister amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In line with this, a C-130B transport aircraft of the BAF transported 70 jobless Bangladeshi expatriates from Maldives to Dhaka.
All these expatriates have been living legally in Maldives, said Director of ISPR Directorate Lt Col Abdullah Ibne Jayed.
After confirmation through proper medical check-up that they are not infected with COVID-19, the BAF brought them back, he said.
A C-130B transport aircraft of BAF left Dhaka for Maldives on Saturday with souvenir items and 11 Bangladeshi doctors serving in Maldives on emergency basis amid the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has taken an initiative to make Bangladesh envoys abroad more accountable and expedite their works for the development of the country ensuring proper care for expatriates Bangladeshis.
The envoys will place their three-year plans before the parliamentary standing committee outlining how those plans will be implemented.
The decision was taken at the latest parliamentary standing committee meeting on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the MoFA said Monday.
As part the process, newly-appointed Bangladesh ambassadors to Japan and Romania placed their three-year planning before the parliamentary body outlining how they will work for expatriates and specific programmes for them.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the government initiative will help boost accountability of envoys.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and other members of the committee were present at the meeting with Faruk Khan, MP, in the chair.
Bangladesh envoys abroad have been given necessary directives on how the country's development can be expedited through their efforts.
Dr Momen said financial and food assistance have been sent for expatriates so that no one goes hungry.
He said efforts are being made so that Bangladeshi expatriates get six months’ salaries and other compensation if any worker lose job.
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is likely to be operated on May 22 to bring back home more stranded Bangladesh citizens from Malaysia.
Bangladesh Air Force Welfare Trust (BAFWT) will arrange the special chartered flight on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka route.
BAFWT, which works for the welfare of serving and ex-Air Force personnel and their children/ dependents beside many other welfare activities, said the date of flight operation might get changed due to unavoidable circumstances.
The one way fair is likely to be around Tk 35000 which is not finished yet.
The government has appointed Md Mustafizur Rahman, current High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, as the next Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations offices and other international organisations in Geneva.
Rahman is a career foreign service officer from the 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre.
In his diplomatic career, he served in various capacities in Bangladesh missions in Paris, New York, Geneva and Kolkata. He also worked as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in New York.
At the headquarters, he served in various capacities primarily in the United Nations Wing, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
High Commissioner Rahman is a medical graduate from Sir Salimulah Medical College, Dhaka.
He also obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy from the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris and a Masters in Public International Law from the University of London.