Bangladesh closes border with India amid sharp rise in COVID cases

Last Updated: Sunday, 25 April 2021 (23:29 IST)
Dhaka: The government on Sunday announced closure of the communication by road with for two weeks, starting from Monday, as the situation in the neighbouring country has deteriorated drastically.

Earlier, the country suspended the flights operations with India in a bid to prevent virus transmission.
Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen told UNI that the decision has taken due to the massive spike of infections in India.
The minister said the goods-laden transports from India, however, will be out of the purview of this order.
Around one million people have been infected with Covid-19 in the last three days in India.
Indian government is struggling to manage oxygen supplies for Covid infected patients. (UNI)