National Carrier Maldivian has chartered its 40th repatriation flight today having flown 200 Bangladeshis back to their country.
In a tweet, Maldivian confirmed that today’s flight was its 40th repatriation flight and that Maldivian has flown a total of 7732 Bangladeshis back home on these repatriation flights.
The Airline had flown a repatriation flight to Bangladeshi capital Dhaka earlier this month carrying another 200 migrants from the country.
Last month, Maldivian had flown 4 chartered flights to the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka repatriating around 800 of its nationals back to their homeland.
The Maldivian government has been working with the Bangladeshi authorities to repatriate its nationals back to the country.
Since April, Maldivian authorities have repatriated more than 8000 Bangladeshis living in the country and most of them have been sent aboard Maldivian flights.
The government aims to send back around 20,000 undocumented migrant workers back to Bangladesh by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Health Protection Agency HPA’s latest data on the COVID-19 pandemic shows that 2900 Bangladeshi nationals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives
It said that this is 26 percent of the total positive cases reported in the country since March.