340 foreign Tabligh members stranded in Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 21:20, Apr 04,2020 | Updated: 21:21, Apr 04,2020


At least 340 foreign Muslim nationals, who have come to Bangladesh as part of Tabligh Jamaat, are now in quarantine in different mosques in the country.
Some 190 of them have been quarantined in Kakrail mosque, a global centre of Tabligh Jamaat, and 120 others in a mosque at Jatrabari in the capital, according to a leader of the religious group.
Some 30 other foreign nationals got stranded in different districts, he said.
Over 150 Bangladeshi members of the group also got stranded in several countries, Tabligh Jamaat officials said.
Nearly 30 Bangladeshi members of Tabligh Jamat got stranded in Mauritius and 20 others in Indonesia, according to diplomatic sources.
Over 100 Bangladeshi nationals, who are in Tabligh gatherings in different Indian states, are under manhunt by the Indian authorities to get them medically screened for COVID-19.
Dozens of them were already screened and many of them were found COVID-19 positive, a Bangladesh diplomat in New Delhi said.
The Bangladesh government and the Bangladesh embassies in different countries should take steps to bring back its nationals from other countries where they are living stranded, a Tabligh Jamaat leader said.


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