Additional 200 Bangladeshi expatriates repatriated

Maldivian, Bangladeshi expats
Expats being repatriated by the National Airline, Maldivian. | Photo: Maldivian

Malé, Maldives — The National airline of Maldives, Maldivian tweeted on Wednesday that they have repatriated additional 200 Bangladeshis from the country.

Maldivian reveals that this is their 40th repatriation flight from Maldives to the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. According to Maldivian, till date, they have repatriated a total of 7,732 Bangladeshis nationals.

As Maldives has been repatriating the expatriates in the country for protective measures due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the authorities has announced that they hope to send back approximately 20,000 workers by the end of the year.

When the Covid-19 virus first lead to a community spread in the Malé city, majority of the confirmed confirmed cases were of Bangladeshi nationals. This was mainly due to the overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions that the expacts had to live in.

However, although the amount of Bangladeshi nations testing positive for the virus are few now, a total of 2,900 Bangladeshi expats have tested positive for the virus in the country.