Bangladesh closes border with India amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Bangladesh on Sunday closed its border with India for two weeks in view of the sharp increase in the coronavirus cases in the neighbouring country.
“We are closing it (border) for the passengers for the time being…,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told reporters.

“Bangladesh took the decision in view of the rapid increase of coronavirus infection in India,” he added.He said that the land routes for people’s movement to and from the neighbouring country would be closed for two weeks but the goods-laden vehicles would be allowed to operate.

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