A C-130J transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) brought back 70 Bangladeshi nationals from the Maldives on a return flight on Tuesday.
The mission consisting of a 15 BAF aircrew was led by BAF Group Captain Md Enamul Haque.
In compliance with the government policies, Bangladesh Armed Forces is conducting various activities following Prime Minister’s directives to prevent coronavirus, said Md Noor Islam, assistant director of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate.
In line with this, a BAF C-130J transport aircraft transported 71 Maldivians from Dhaka to Male on behalf of the government of Bangladesh as a sign of friendship.
On the return flight, the aircraft brought back 70 Bangladeshi expatriates living in the Maldives.
The expatriate Bangladeshis were living legally in the Maldives. They were brought back at their request with the support of the Maldives government.
As per the decision of the government of Bangladesh, the migrants returned home only after being confirmed through proper medical checkup that they are not infected with Covid-19.
The C-130J transport aircraft left Dhaka for the Maldives on Monday with 71 Maldivians and a 10-member Armed Forces Medical Team for providing treatment to Bangladeshi nationals there for Covid-19.