Bangladeshi businessman, wife stuck in Germany

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 00:33, Mar 21,2020


A Bangladeshi businessman and his wife who went to Germany two weeks ago were passing days amid uncertainty as they had got struck there following the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Shamim Gowher, also a Canadian passport holder, and his wife went to visit their daughter who along with her husband resides in Munich, Germany on March 6.

The couple also visited Austria and Hungary before returning to Germany again.

However, they got stuck there as Bangladesh suspended allowing passengers from European countries except England from March 15.

They were also unable to travel to Canada as the passport of Shamim’s wife had already expired. Meanwhile, his wife applied for renewal of her passport

They were now passing their days amid uncertainty and dilemma at their daughter’s house in Munich as no one was aware about what was going to happen in the upcoming days.

Asked whether there is any specific advice from the Bangladesh embassy there, Shamim replied in the negative. Instead, he received advice from Canadian embassy there.

While sharing his experiences with the news agency, he said that they were now staying indoors as per German government’s instructions and people were also not coming out except for emergency.

The government also instructed people not to buy anything more than two pieces and the Germans are also following the government’s instructions, said the businessman.

The number of tourists is very low, he said, adding that his son-in-law was also working from his residence.

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