Ten more Bangladeshi nationals, who were stranded in India amid the coronavirus pandemic, returned home on Friday evening through the Tamabil border in Sylhet’s Gowainghat upazila.
Syed Moudud Ahmed, in-charge of Tamabil Immigration Police, confirmed the information, saying Oikya Nap President Pankaj Bhattacharya is also among the returnees.
Moudud said they went to the neighbouring country at different times and got stuck there due to the ongoing lockdown over coronavirus.
Finally, they returned home thanks to an initiative of Bangladesh government, he added.
Dr Rashidul Islam, a medical officer of Gowainghat Upazila Health Complex, said a medical team screened all the returnees and found none of them with symptoms similar to that of coronavirus.
They were allowed to return their respective homes, he added.
A total of 17 Bangladeshis have returned home from India through Tamabil border since May.